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FICTION1 THE LATE SHOW: by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown)Ren e Ballard, a young detective with the LAPD, investigates crimes against two women2 CAMINO ISLAND: by John Grisham. (Doubleday)A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida … more
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
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
What's better than a good book, good company and even better food?Food is an important part of any book club gathering and the time of day a meeting takes place should dictate what to serve. These apple pecan bars are perfect with a cup of coffee in … more
With summer winding down, most of us are looking for something to fill those long autumn days. How better to head into the cooler season than with great books and great company? Whether you're a serious reader, or a can't-always-find-the-time … 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
Whether it's in the form of a novel or a tweet, Elinor Lipman's wry writing manages to both delight readers and examine weighty political and social issues. In her latest novel, "On Turpentine Lane," a young woman returns to her hometown, leading to … more
"Edith Wharton's Lenox" by lifelong Berkshire resident Cornelia Brooke Gilder of Tyringham is the wholly encompassing and in-depth history of the cottage era of Lenox in the decade Wharton created the Mount and when she was "an emerging celebrity … more
The new novel, "The World of Tomorrow" by Lenox native Brendan Mathews, is full of adventure, and is a textured atmosphere of promise, risk and the complete unknown that was the reality of an immigrant-rich America of 1939. The symbolic presence of … more
For a single year, Lenox could claim it was home to the largest home in America. But in 1895, the 100-room Shadow Brook paled in comparison to Biltmore House, the 250-room mansion built by George … more
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