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Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future,” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Columbia University Press, New York, 2014. 104 pages. $9.95 paperback. Also available as an e-book.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Problems with People Stories” by David Guterson. Knopf, New York, 2014. 163 pages. $25.95.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

“California” By Edan Lepucki. Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2014. 400 pages. $26.

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

It’s no surprise that Lois Lowry is such a prolific writer. The longtime Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident recalls spending her childhood as a voracious reader of all kinds of books, especially adult books that had young protagonists. She read and...

Posted Aug 4, 2014 at 1:01 AM

“’Til Dirt Do Us Part” By Edith Maxwell. Kensington Books, New York, 2014. 303 pages. $24.

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Since it was written by a colleague — Matthew Phillion, a fellow GateHouse Media journalist — I would have likely picked up “The Indestructibles” just as a show of support. But I challenge anyone to resist this plot description, whether you know...

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 3:17 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Empathy Exams” By Leslie Jamison. Graywolf Press, 2014. 226 pages. Paperback. $15.

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Emma Gatewood popularized, among other things, minimalist extreme hiking. To hike all 2,050 miles of the rough and immature Appalachian Trail in 1955, she hand-sewed a yard of denim to form a drawstring sack and filled it with Band-Aids, bouillon...

Updated Jul 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

A generation ago youth sports was just about that, the youth.

Updated Jun 30, 2014 at 10:10 AM

“Boiled Over: The Maine Clambake Mystery Series” by Barbara Ross. Kensington Books, New York, 2014. Paperback. $7.99.

Updated Jun 25, 2014 at 11:38 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“And the Dark Sacred Night,” by Julia Glass. Pantheon, New York, April 2014. 416 pages. $26.95

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