Berkshire Lifestyles
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BECKET — When loved ones die, managing their material possessions from papers to property is a daunting task. For longtime British resident Astrid King, only child of radio and television sitcom pioneer Peg Lynch, emptying her Becket family home in just five days was almost insurmountable. more
Trailers, churches and meth houses dot the Blue Ridge Mountains landscape of David Joy's latest novel, "The Weight of This World." It's here we meet Aiden McCall and Thad Broom, friends since childhood and tethered together by neglect and violence. … more
Best known for her young adult novels, Amy Engel makes a strong foray into adult fiction with a gripping tale about the power and corrosiveness within families weighed down by the past. "The Roanoke Girls" delivers a dark story with modern gothic … more
Days after his son Willie's death, Abraham Lincoln returned alone, late at night, to his 11-year-old's crypt.In his new novel, George Saunders takes this historical nugget, gleaned from a cemetery watchman's logbook, and imagines a night in the … more
Dear Short Answers:It seems like I have a lot of friends who are getting serious illnesses these days. (Maybe it's because we're all getting older!) They post regular updates on Facebook but I never know what to say other than "get well soon" or … more
In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people — and businesses — to introduce green changes in their daily lives. We've had plenty of practice doing this: For the past 40 years, CET has helped … more
Andrei Codrescu, a seminal voice in American poetry and once regular commentator on NPR, described poetry by David Giannini of Becket as poems that " know a mysterious grace. They hover lightly about the imminent birth of things, taking shape from … more
The frigid northwest provides a fitting background for "The Forgotten Girls," Owen Laukkanen's sixth chilling police procedural featuring Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension violent-crimes task … more
Creator John Ridley's superb anthology drama "American Crime," which returned for a third season March 12 on ABC, has been a minor miracle for broadcast network television. It's that rare show that strides into difficult and even morose subject … more
My father, a traveling businessman, likes to joke that I would happily tag along with him to Ames, Iowa; Gary, Ind.; or any other American town that's not on most tourist maps. It's true. If you have an open mind and an adventurer's spirit, every … more
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