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"I Know How You Feel — The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives" by F. Diane Barth of Great Barrington is a supportive guide to seemingly every aspect of women's friendships. By … 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
To put it bluntly: Pamela Paul is a book nerd.As editor of The New York Times Book Review and the author of five books, one could say Paul is in the thick of her passion. Her latest book, "My Life … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Author Rachel Kadish's relationship to Judaism is more cultural than religious."My mother's parents, my grandparents, were Holocaust survivors, and my mother was a refugee … more
LENOX — For Jamie Bernstein, the first-born offspring of Leonard Bernstein, celebrations of the centennial of the composer, conductor and educator's birth is a mixed blessing. In a recently … 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
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 late June, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), voted to change the esteemed Laura Ingalls Wilder Award to the Children's … 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
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
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