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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
"Flavor and Soul: Italian America and Its African American Edge," by Lenox native John Gennari, is a thoroughly enlightening cultural perspective and retrospective on the mythical and well-known burgeoning effects of Italian American and African … more
Author speaks on black abolitionistAnn-Elizabeth Barnes discusses her book, "The Rev. Samuel Harrison: Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to fight in the Civil War" from 3 to … 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
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
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
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
Award-winning critic Lee Siegel is the author of five books and the recipient of the 2002 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism. He writes for The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal and has worked as senior editor of The New … 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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