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This photo provided by courtesy of Simon & Schuster shows the cover of the book, "A Fine Romance," by Candice Bergen. (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)

Bergen shares her love life

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In her new memoir, Candice Bergen shares intimate details surrounding the loves of her life. A Fine Romance describes her marriage to an effervescent French director, depicts a deep bond with her daughter, provides an intricate look into the talented cast of her TV show, Murphy Brown, and concludes by celebrating a new chapter with a new man in New York. Hailing from Hollywood, Bergen is well-equipped to maneuver the sometimes treacherous waters of celebrity life. Her fortunate upbringing enables Bergen to easily adapt to the jet-setting ways of renowned director Louis Malle. While he is immersed with all aspects of the film world, Bergen …

‘The Poser’ is darkly funny

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The central character in Jacob Rubin’s The Poser is a young man with the ability to instantaneously and flawlessly imitate anyone. Encouraged by his mother and discovered by a hack agent, Giovanni Bernini goes from being ridiculed and, often, feared by his small-town peers to garnering widespread acclaim as The World’s Greatest Impressionist. …

Gorgeous writing gives power to rushed novel

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ann Packer’s new novel tells the story of a family set against the stunning landscape of pre-Silicon Valley Northern California. Pediatrician Bill falls in love first with a plot of land and second with artist Penny and together they raise four children. The Children’s Crusade, which seamlessly navigates between present and past as …

Former banker focuses on financial crisis in new book

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A banker by trade, Forrest Russell Cook never intended to be an author. Now retired and living in Dublin, Cook ultimately decided to dabble in writing after reading a number of books and articles on the financial crisis …

After decades of silence, White House domestic staff share stories in new book

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Many of the men and women who have worked in the White House residence – serving presidents and their families in their private quarters – are breaking with a long-held tradition of silence: They are dishing about life …

Not your typical femme fatale

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The first-person narrator of The Bullet, Mary Louise Kelly’s thriller about long-buried family secrets and the limits of self-knowledge, could not be further removed from either the pistol-toting pulp-fiction dames who gave rise to the femme fatale, or …

A close-up look at the one-child policy

Saturday, April 11, 2015

When Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012, the judges must have known about Frog, the socially conscious novel he published in China in 2009. While his other recent books, such as Life and Death …

Former poet laureate Charles Simic to stop by Gibson’s Bookstore

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Whether he is revealing the influence of literature on his childhood development, pondering the relationship between food and comfort or elegizing the pull to return to a homeland that no longer exists, Charles Simic shares his distinctive take …

A dazzling, funny series of memories

Saturday, April 4, 2015

‘Events! If you want those, you’d best stop reading now.” So proclaims Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island, a rather dazzling array of sentences and paragraphs and snippets of memory and thought that aren’t quite sure where they are. The …

Mesmerizing and masterful murders

Saturday, April 4, 2015

David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead, a sequel to Murder as a Fine Art, tells the riveting story of a man determined to exact revenge for injustices done to him and his family. The people he intends to …

Lehane writes gripping finale to crime trilogy

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dennis Lehane’s thrilling trilogy about organized crime in the early 20th century is more than a look at gangsters and their ways. Without glorifying the illegal, Lehane’s World Gone By examines how crime works on one’s soul and …

We all die someday

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Tom Perls, an amiable, boyish-looking professor at Boston University, has earned a respectable place in the hierarchy of academic medicine. But measured by media attention, Perls is a contender for the top echelons. He’s given hundreds of interviews …

A lifetime of love letters

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Unlike most contemporary couples, whose sweet nothings vanish into the electronic ether almost as soon as they’re exchanged, famed British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli and his wife, Mary Anne, put pen to paper. A lot. To each other, …