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- A 161-Year-Old Boston Bookstore Moves Online
Schoenhof's Foreign Books, an iconic 161-year-old bookstore in Harvard Square in Boston, is going to operate only as an online bookstore. [Fri, March 24]
- An 'Intimate Portrait' Of Dorothy Day, The Catholic Activist With A Bohemian Past
Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood. [Thu, March 23]
- 'The Devil And Webster' Explores Tolerance, Inclusion And Identity
Jean Hanff Korelitz's latest is set at a tony New England college rocked by racial unrest. It's a suggestive exploration of tough issues, but lacks the nuance and intellect of the best campus novels. [Thu, March 23]
- Dread Builds As Good Guys Turn To Bad In 'Ill Will'
Dan Chaon's latest novel suggests that even people who seem kind can lead you down dangerous paths, whether they realize it or not. [Wed, March 22]
- Smart, Satirical 'Devil And Webster' Takes On College Identity Politics
Jean Hanff Korelitz's new novel surveys student life at a New England college in turmoil. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Devil and Webster is "wittily on target." [Wed, March 22]