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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 12:53 PM

“My Sunshine Away” By M.O. Walsh. Amy Einhorn Books, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 2015. 320 pages. $26.95.For the boy coming of age in Baton Rouge in the early 1990s in M.O. Walsh’s gorgeous novel “My Sunshine Away,” his moment of reckoning, his summons to his higher self, pivots on his realization of all the times he had not helped his loved ones in times of great suffering.

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

A prolific writer of poems and children's stories, Mary McKelvey of Vinton had been — for nearly four decades — a storyteller who had yet to be published. That is until late last year when a story that she wrote over 35 years ago for her...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

While some eager viewers are champing at the bit (or ball gag, as the case may be) for this weekend’s big-screen release of “50 Shades of Grey,” we’re more in the mood for levity than the lash. If the raunch of this year’s must-see Valentine’s Day...

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 2:37 PM

“Rizzoli & Isles: Die Again,” by Tess Gerritsen. Ballantine Books, New York, 2014. 330 pages. $27.

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 3:17 PM

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50” by Joan Price. Cleis Press, 2015. 396 pages. $22.95.

Posted Jan 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM

With those stories in-hand, the retired chemist began writing his first book, “Science, Skeptics, and UFOs: A Reluctant Scientist Explores the World of UFOs” in August 2011.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 1:58 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

Updated Jan 12, 2015 at 11:04 AM

“Essays After Eighty” by Donald Hall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/New York, 2014. 144 pages. $22.

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 12:50 PM

“Nora Webster,” by Colm Toíbín. Scribner, New York, 2014. 384 pages. $27.Colm Toíbín’s newest novel, “Nora Webster,” is set in the late 1960s and early ’70s in County Wexford in southeast Ireland.

Updated Dec 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

“The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion,” by Meghan Daum. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2014. 257 pages. $26.

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

“Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler. Level Best Books, 2014, Somerville, Mass. 269 pages. $15.95.

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