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A book for everyone this holiday season

Details: A book for everyone this holiday season Foodies, music lovers, design buffs, budding readers — we’ve got you covered. By Kate Tuttle Globe Correspondent, Updated November 18, 2021, 2:43 p.m.

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Who betrayed Anne Frank

Details: The book’s cover tips its hand, suggesting that the identity of the betrayer is “less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept.” Among those apparently keeping the secret, amazingly enough

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A new book about the radio station WBCN and another …

Details: Loaded with archival photos of concerts, rock stars, and radio celebs, the book is a portrait of the city, a moment, its music, and a radio station that helped define it all.

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Democracy’s other threat: Book bans and purges

Details: The first book I truly loved was “Steal Away Home.” Written by Jane Kristof, it’s the story of two enslaved brothers who escape from a South Carolina plantation and …

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A new Claire Keegan book is cause for celebration

Details: A new Claire Keegan book is cause for celebration. Author Claire Keegan. MURDO MACLEOD. “ Small Things Like These ” is an ideal title for this exquisite novella in which Claire Keegan closely

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Harvard Book Store gets a new backer: John Henry

Details: A shopper at the Harvard Book Store earlier this year. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff. John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and owner of the Boston Globe, has chosen to invest in another

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Last-minute holiday shopping

Details: That enduring quality — especially when giving a book to a child — was cited as well by Leonard Egerton of Frugal Books, in Roxbury. “A child reading a book is timeless.

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The story of WBCN as the radio station that mattered, …

Details: The book also provides room for some of the superstar encounters that didn’t fit in the documentary. There’s the day in 1969 when the Who released their double album “Tommy.” The band was

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For sale: City homes with cozy book nooks

Details: The living room with a cozy book nook at 81 Clare Avenue, Roslindale. handout. $625,000. 81 CLARE AVENUE / ROSLINDALE. SQUARE FEET 1,218. LOT SIZE 0.14 acres. BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 2. LAST SOLD FOR

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Libraries demand a new deal on ebooks

Details: The lockdowns and library closures forced by the COVID-19 pandemic have spawned booming demand for online book borrowing. OverDrive, a company that provides digital library services to public

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Kathryn Schulz’s memoir ‘Lost & Found’ traces life’s gifts

Details: Pulitzer Prize winner and New Yorker magazine staff writer Kathryn Schulz’s new book, “ Lost & Found ,” is a memoir framed simply around two remarkable life events: the death of …

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Book excerpt: Remembering the first Celtics-Lakers NBA

Details: book excerpt Book excerpt: Remembering the first Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals of the Larry Bird era By Dan Shaughnessy Globe Columnist, Updated November 18, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

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A poet’s funny, poignant memories and a new book of Maine

Details: The men and women profiled in the book lead non-profits, graduate from universities, run small businesses, have families. Some fled violence, war, political upheaval. Their experiences are varied

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Terri Trespicio’s debut book tells readers to question

Details: Terri Trespicio’s debut book tells readers to question their passion The Emerson MFA grad is the author of ‘Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life That Matters to You’

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In a new book about Woody Guthrie, his daughter tells his

Details: In a new book about Woody Guthrie, his daughter tells his story through what he left behind ‘I thought: Maybe there are people out there who need some folk talk,’ says Nora Guthrie of the new

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‘Calvin’ children’s book gives transgender youth a

Details: “This book is a love letter to the support networks that a trans child can have,” said Vanessa Ford. “We just wanted the opportunity to show …

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Martín Espada: stacks of books, from poetry to photography

Details: Martín Espada: stacks of books, from poetry to photography. Poet Martín Espada won a National Book Award in 2021 for his collection, “Floaters.”. Lauren Marie Schmidt. Poet Martín Espada

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Jan Brett has a new book, based on ‘The Nutcracker,’ and

Details: The book is everything you’d expect: whimsical, wintry, holiday magic packed with details — ornate shoe buckles, spotted mushrooms dangling on a Christmas tree, hedgehogs ringing bells, silver

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A former federal prosecutor interrogates the inequities of

Details: With her new book, Laura Coates processes the pain of ‘being a part of a system I wanted to reform.’ By Renée Graham Globe Columnist, Updated January 16, 2022, 3:00 a.m. Email to a Friend

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Author Mayukh Sen on his new book ‘Taste Makers: Seven

Details: The book, Sen’s first, also chronicles the late: Chao Yang Buwei of China, Elena Zelayeta of Mexico, Marcella Hazan of Italy, and Norma Shirley of Jamaica. Two living cooks are included: Julie

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Tale as old as time

Details: BOOK REVIEW Tale as old as time A classicist, her mentor, and a literary mystery. By Clea Simon Globe Correspondent, Updated December 30, 2021, 2:27 p.m. Elena Dijour/Elena Dijour - stock.adobe

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After a loss, learning to live

Details: In a book that surges and swells and sometimes dissipates, a 37-year-old woman named Mara seeks solace in a seaside town after giving birth to a stillborn child. The fragmented narrative reflects

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Trump tested positive for COVID days before Biden debate

Details: In the new book, “The Chief’s Chief” Meadows admitted Trump tested positive for COVID-19 on September 26, 2020, three days before his first debate against Joe Biden in Cleveland on September

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Jason Mott: reading Greek myths and comic books

Details: Jason Mott's fourth novel, “Hell of a Book,” a surrealistic story of a Black author on a book tour that interweaves with the tales of two boys, won the 2021 National Book Award for …

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Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel ‘To Paradise’ ponders freedom

Details: Book III, “Zone Eight,” is the longest and also, perhaps, the most difficult to read right now, since it takes place in a pandemic-ravaged future …

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The Best Books of 2021

Details: Picture book. Someone Builds the Dream . By Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long (Illustrator) A celebration of the many hands that turn an idea into something real, from plumbers and steelworkers to the typesetters who helped make this book. The rhyming text’s forceful rhythm seems to keep time with the workers in the detailed, muscular illustrations.

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What if you had time to just be creative

Details: In 2019, after researching and, according to Rodsky’s website, “interviewing more than 500 men and women from all walks of life” about who did what in their households, she released a book

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A neuroscientist on the science of reading

Details: In his new book, “Feeling & Knowing,” the prominent Portuguese-American neuroscientist Antonio Damasio explores how emotions play a central role in what we do, how we think, and who we are.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones, patriot

Details: A book expanding on Nikole Hannah-Jones's Pulitzer Prize-winning "1619 Project is being released Nov. 16. John Minchillo/Associated Press. “It’s been a really fantastical two years in ways

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All hail the late bloomers

Details: In his book, “Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed With Early Achievement,” Karlgaard writes that it’s not wrong to applaud early success. But, he says, obsessing over

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Daphne Palasi Andreades’s debut novel, ‘Brown Girls

Details: The book follows its main characters all the way from girlhood to the end of their lives. Its final section, Andreades said, was written during the first wave of COVID-19, as she feared for her

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Local bestsellers for the week ending Dec. 12

Details: The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times Jane Goodall, Douglas Abrams, Gail Hudson Celadon Books. TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION. 1. Dune Frank Herbert Ace. 2. The Overstory Richard Powers

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‘You are 2155th in line’: Steamship Authority opens

Details: Users also can book up to Oct. 19, when round-trip fares drop slightly. The Nantucket general opening was the first of three notable dates: General online opening for Martha’s Vineyard ferry

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Scituate children’s author Jerry Pallotta finds

Details: “The Ocean Alphabet Book,” based on the ocean life in Cape Cod Bay, sold over a million copies. Thirty years ago, the author said, it was the best-selling book at the New England Aquarium.

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Thrity Umrigar on ‘Honor’ and dishonor

Details: Toward the book’s end, Smita is back in the liminal space of the airport, but changed. What has evolved: her ability to see India, her understanding of home, of love, of what is worth a sacrifice.

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Jami Attenberg finding her way, finding her voice

Details: This is a book of journeys: she road-trips on book tour; she lives in Seattle, in Manhattan, in New Orleans; she goes to Portugal and Sicily and Hong Kong, and on family trips to the East coast

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Q&A with Barbara F. Walter, author of ‘How Civil Wars

Details: Barbara F. Walter, a political science professor at the University of California at San Diego, has spent over three decades studying …

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Lisa Gardner: She reads for story, not genre

Details: This is the second in Gardner’s newest series about Elkin, a recovering alcoholic obsessed with cracking cold cases. In all, the New Hampshire writer has penned more than 20 books, four of which

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Julia Cameron’s quest to demythologize prayer

Details: More than 40 years (and 40-some books) later, Cameron still prays daily. “I write morning pages, and I find those to be a sort of concentrated form of prayer,” she said, referring to a …

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Weston author Kerri Maher captures 1920s Paris and its

Details: Released just in time for the 100th anniversary of Beach’s publication of the novel, Maher’s new historical novel “The Paris Bookseller” is at …

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Denver shootings suspect wrote books previewing attacks

Details: The book also mentions the tattoo shop she owned, Sol Tribe. Alicia Cardenas, a 44-year-old tattoo artist, was among his first victims in Monday's rampage. She was killed at her tattoo shop, along

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Jabari Asim: an ‘eclectic, voracious’ reader

Details: That book was always in the bag. That’s one of my earliest memories of falling in love with a book. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @GlobeBiblio. Amy Sutherland is …

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In ‘The Bluest Eye’ at the Huntington, the challenge of

Details: The book resonated with her each time she encountered it, but Diamond was able to grapple with it more fully after she became a parent. “My heart broke in a …

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Science, fiction, and fantasy blend in ‘A Snake Falls to

Details: The book’s plot brings together Nina, who lives in a near-future Texas, with Oli, a cottonmouth snake who can take human form, who hails from what Little Badger calls “the Reflecting world.”

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‘Arthur’ creator Marc Brown reflects on the final chapter

Details: Marc Brown is the creator of the best-selling “Arthur” books and the executive producer of the eponymous, award-winning PBS television series. Since 1976, when the first “Arthur” book was

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Tracing family secrets in Istanbul in ‘The Four Humors

Details: If stories expand us, secrets shrink us, as this deep, wise, and intricate debut novel by Mina Seçkin illustrates. “ The Four Humors ” is a pungent mix of politics and family dynamics, set in

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Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond

Details: WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR SHOWCASE An evening of music from emerging and established artists in the Boston-Cambridge folk scene: Colin McGovern, Rick Drost, and the duo of Abigail Arndt and John O

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