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Summer may be almost over, but there's still time to squeeze in one last summer reading assignment.You can join the incoming freshmen class of 2021 students at Williams College, who have been given free copies of "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson as … more
"Flying Couch," by Amy Kurzweil of Richmond, is a coming-of-age story in the graphic novel genre. Kurzweil's comics appear in the The New Yorker and other publications, and her short stories have appeared in the literary journals The Toast, … more
With school out of session and plenty of free time, the summer is a perfect time to pick up a book. To mark the occasion, we talked with local librarians who gave us their advice for promoting and developing a love of reading in children over the … more
Novelist Claire McMillan knows a thing or two about Gilded Age drama. As a 2016 Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence who now serves on The Mount's board of trustees, McMillan has penned two novels. Her first, "Gilded Age," is a modern retelling of … more
"Kinship of Clover," the new novel by Ellen Meeropol, author of two previous novels, "House Arrest" and "On Hurricane Island," will keep you up at night, gripped in the spell of irresistible characters who are anything but ordinary. Their stories … more
Best-selling and Pulitzer-prize winning author Stacy Schiff has been hailed "the hottest biographer on the block," by Vanity Fair. Schiff, an Adams native who studied art history at Williams College, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for "V ra," a … more
Emily Dickinson famously wrote, "There is no Frigate like a Book/ To take us Lands away ..." This is a good descriptor for the new novel by Williamstown author John J. Healey, "The Samurai of Seville." It is an adventure story that takes us back to … more
SHEFFIELD — Bronx Zoo Curator Annette Libeskind Berkovits will speak about her book, "Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator" and her career at 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Bushnell-Sage Library, 100 Main St. Books will be available for purchase.A … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — What happens when artistic process becomes product? In Mickalene Thomas' case, it means receiving validation in a new medium to explore powerful themes of race, womanhood and beauty.On Monday, July 3, Thomas discussed how … more
LENOX — Biographer Megan Marshall has devoted her career to examining how smart, ambitious women navigated societies that didn't welcome their aspirations. In 2005, she published her first book, "The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited … more
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