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How do you curate an essay collection?For "How to Write an Autobiographical Novel" author Alexander Chee, the process involved both culling from the past and looking to the future. He selected 10 of … more
In "Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life" (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), Amanda Stern returns to her New York City childhood and adolescence, an upbringing consumed by her undiagnosed … more
During high school, Polly Shulman took an after-school job as a page at the New York Public Library. The experience helped inspire her "Grimm Legacy" fantasy novels, which are largely set in the … more
In "Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy, a biography of the storied life of Jorge Semprun," by Soledad Fox Maura, professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Williams College, we have a complete and … more
A new book shines a light on the seductive history of New England signs — specifically a neon light. Susan Bregman's book, "New England Neon," features signs from all over the region, including … more
"Spitfire Deserter?" by Bill Simpson of Edinburgh, Scotland, is the story of a flying ace who grew up in Lenox and went on to fly for the Royal Canadian Air Force on a mission to Malta, where some … more
Few writers have made the transition between factual and fictional prose as seamlessly as Geraldine Brooks. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author started her writing career as a reporter for The Sydney … more
SPENCERTOWN, N.Y. — With more than 10,000 offerings in dozens of genres, the used book sale at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center's annual Festival of Books fundraiser has become a destination … more
This summer, all incoming Bard College at Simon's Rock students were tasked with reading "Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America" by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory … more
"Summer of the Stolen Dog" by Joan Embree of Housatonic is like no other autobiographical novel you will read this summer. This touching and redemptive coming-of-age story is immensely entertaining … more
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