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LENOX — Madeline Pollard refused to politely disappear when her lover took another woman as his wife. Instead, she sued him for $50,000 for breach of promise to marry. In 1893, a lawsuit of … more
"Costalegre" by Courtney Maum, author of "I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You" (2014) and "Touch" (2017) is a fictional take on Peggy Guggenheim’s bold move to rescue an important group of … more
Our next book club pick is "The Last Year of the War," by Susan MeissnerElise Sontag is a typical Iowa 14-year-old in 1943 — aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a … more
The Book: "Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide"Publisher: Forge Books (May 28)The Synopsis: Sharing never-before-heard stories ranging from their struggles with … more
When Stockbridge resident Joan Cohen was searching for works that were similar to "Land of Last Chances," her debut novel about a female executive negotiating personal turmoil, she couldn't find much … more
"Lies of War," by Laurence Gadd, is a novel of fictional espionage that delivers a gripping and intriguing story for Allied victory in WWII. It resonates with the creation of post-war Europe as we … more
Linda Hirshman realized it was an uphill battle from the start."When I was a kid, I read a book called `Advise and Consent' [by Allen Drury] about the Senate, and I decided I was going to become a … more
In the background of the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr stands a 35-year-old physician. That seems to be the defining moment of David Hosack's life. That's why in "American … more
"The Nightingale's Sonata: The Musical Odyssey of Lea Luboshutz" by Thomas Wolf is a sweepingly epic, beautiful tale that, while larger than life, is, in fact, an entirely true story. This … more
The Book: "Nine Perfect Strangers," by Liane MoriartyPublisher: Flatiron Books; First Edition edition (Nov. 6, 2018)The Synopsis: Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose … more

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