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Authors strut their stuff
Literary gossip columnists, political poets, cranky lefties, and singing novelists are just some of the characters traipsing through Boston this spring to promote their new books.
Live and in person
| March 02, 2012
Book It: Small Press Saturday @ Newtonville Books
On Saturday, the independent publishers Hanging Loose Press, Last Light Studio, Madras Press, McSweeney's, Melville House, and Muumuu House will set up shop at Newtonville Books in an event...
| October 31, 2011
Authors talking: Spring readings in Boston
America’s best young novelist, Britain’s most popular mystery writer, a bearded indie rocker, and a dead master populate this spring’s mandatory literary events.
| March 18, 2011
Wesley's Stace's sublime puzzle book
Early morning, June 23, 1923, a gunshot wakes the neighbors. The resulting discovery -- two persons poisoned, one shot in an apparent murder suicide -- shakes not only quiet Kensington but also the musical world.
Ah, sweet music
| March 04, 2011
13 must-attend readings of winter 2011
Winter is dreadful. Books are the opposite. We offer you the following author events as antidotes to sedentary overeating and bad television.
Writers fight the good fight at local book events
| December 31, 2010
Writers celebrate Barry Hannah, the biggest literary badass you’ve never heard of
Gene Kwak first came across the work of Barry Hannah while studying journalism at the University of Nebraska.
Captain Maximus R.I.P.
| October 29, 2010
VIDEO + PODCAST: Gail Caldwell reads from Let’s Take the Long Way Home [MP3]
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| September 27, 2010
Fall Books Preview: Getting booked
Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
| September 17, 2010
Interview: Gary Shteyngart
Onionskin jeans are transparent, cost a fortune, and send your fuckability rating off the charts.
| September 10, 2010
PODCAST: Atul Gawande on "The Checklist Manifesto" [MP3]
Everyone's familiar with the dreaded palm-to-forehead feeling you get when a minuscule misstep leads to some larger disaster. Locked your keys in the car, forgot...
Michael C. Walsh
| February 19, 2010
Steve Yarbrough Reading
In Emerson professor Steve Yarbrough's fifth novel, Safe from the Neighbors, Luke May transforms from history teacher in fictional Loring, Mississippi, to amateur historian when...
| January 27, 2010
Risa Miller's "My Before And After Life"
In Risa Miller's well-received first novel, Welcome to Heavenly Heights, the local author offered a detailed profile of a small settlement of American immigrants in...
| January 20, 2010
Tales of the City
The Hub is a city that holds dear the homegrown: we take pride in everything local, from our sports teams to our schools, our politicians...
| November 02, 2009
The stories in Jill McCorkle's new collection are about the battle to stay conscious and be truthful with yourself — to live beyond illusion.
Jill McCorkle's joyful sorrow
| October 02, 2009
Andre Dubus III at Newtonville Books
SUNDAY, JULY 26 A stripper with a toddler and a terrorist with a catalog of repressed desires that would make Freud blanch are the main...
| July 13, 2009
Charles Pierce (Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free)
Don’t want to be an American idiot? Then swing over to Newtonville Books to listen to the acerbic pearls of wisdom from Boston Globe scribe...
| June 10, 2009
G. Xavier Robillard
Every comics-steeped writer nerd within grasping distance of a keyboard and the DC back catalogue i...
| February 03, 2009
Oct 12-18: Newtonville Books Anniversary
The jury is still out on how long a book needs to be published before it can be considered a classic. A century? A few months? Whenever a few Hollywood producers pony up the dough for a blockbuster? Independent book stores, however, are a different story. As soon as we’re a regular customer, it’s a classic in our book.
(296 Walnut Street, Newton, 617.244.6619) is one of the few remaining bulwarks that can hold its own against the megalopolises. They’re marking a decade of drawing in voracious readers and story hounds. From noon to 6 p.m. today, they’re celebrating their anniversary with, what else? Readings, of course. Head over to hear stories from A-listers with local ties, including Tom Perrotta, Alice Hoffman, Anita Diamant, Sue Miller, a
| October 03, 2008
One of the first things Ladette Randolph tells me is that she’s a fifth-generation Nebraskan, that her great-great grandparents settled there, that the landscape there, particularly in the western part of the state, where her novel is set, is “like being
Ploughshares lands a new editor
| September 24, 2008
He speaks quickly, with a friendly, nervous laugh, in cadences that sound like a cross between Ira Glass and Martin Scorsese.
Interview: Keith Gessen’s young literary life
| April 15, 2008
Newtonville Books is sold
In today's "Lizard Watch," the weekly email blast from Newtonville Books, Tim Huggins, owner and founder of the independent bookstore, and literary man-about-town, announced that he'd...
| February 06, 2007
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: ALICE HOFFMAN
Cambridge-based novelist ALICE HOFFMAN s one of those deeply psychological writers who we depend on...
| January 16, 2007
Jay Allison and Mary Oliver, tomorrow night
SO LONG, AND GOOD LUCK Edward R. Murrow hosted the first This I Believe radio program in the 1950s,...
| November 28, 2006
Tonight: Lisa Moore at Newtonville
LISA MOORE has already paid her dues in Canada, what with being a bestselling author and a columnis...
| November 21, 2006
Tomorrow's Choose Your Adventure: Heidi Julavits vs. The Best American Essays 2006
Option I: AMONG THE BELIEVERSIn the vibrant San Francisco literary scene, you haven’t made it unles...
| November 06, 2006
No Reservations: Death By Pad Thai
A supergroup of writers get thoroughly nostalgic over food in Death By Pad Thai: And Other Unforge...
| November 01, 2006
The Good Fight: Stephen Elliott at Newtonville Books tomorrow
2 gauge plugs? You can do better than that, Stephen Elliott. The perfect reading m...
| October 17, 2006
Choose your own adventure: Nell Freudenberger or Annie Liebovitz
Don't be jealous! Why. Does. She. Have. SOMUCHFUCKINGHAIR?! STRANGER IN A STRANGE LANDWe’re tearin...
| October 16, 2006
Every Day Is Saturday: Peter Ellenby's Photo Book, Jennifer Egan, Hermione Granger
A few snippets for your Monday afternoon: Via Pitchfork:The list of bands Peter Ellenby has photogr...
| October 02, 2006
Sorcerer's Stone: Kelly Link at Newtonville Books tomorrow
We’ve never catered to the publishing industry’s mentality that short-story collections are the po...
| September 27, 2006
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