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Neither Ghostly nor Gripping: ‘Guestbook: Ghost Stories’

The experience of reading "Guestbook: Ghost Stories" is much akin to panning for gold: searching, desperately, for a small glimmer amid the dirt and silt.

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“the mermaid’s voice returns in this one” Has No Unique Voice of its Own

Although her poetic techniques are lacking, Lovelace has the chops to be a writer of fortune-cookie fortunes.

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'Run Away,' Please

Haphazardly throwing together cults, drugs, and genetic testing does not make a thriller.

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‘Cat Person’ Author Kristen Roupenian Discusses New Book at Harvard Book Store

Much of the evening’s conversation centered on Kristen Roupenian’s attempts to navigate her story’s unexpected fame.

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‘Work Wife’ is an Empowering Ode to a Healthy Work Life

Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur’s “Work Wife” offers better wellness and relationship advice than most “Cosmopolitan” articles and Barnes & Noble self-help books.

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‘The Night Tiger’: A Spectacular and Haunting Murder Mystery

Yangsze Choo’s “The Night Tiger” is a stunning combination of romance, mystery and tragedy.

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‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ Revives the Fantasy Genre with Untamed Imagination

While “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” may not redefine fantasy, its psychedelic twist on African mythology brings fresh flavor to a genre that is dominated by medieval European influences.

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5 Books To Pick Up This Spring

“The Source of Self-Regard” a must read for the year.

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‘Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy’ Is A Heartbreaking and Youthful Confession

Titled “Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy,” Andres Cerpa's first collection of poetry has much to elegize: a father, a place, a family, a childhood.

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All’s Fair in Love and War: 5 Books For Valentine’s Day

Contributing writer Rukmini Ganesh suggests five books for your Valentine's Day!

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Draws Protesters at Brattle Theatre Talk

Howard Schultz — the former CEO of Starbucks — visited Cambridge to promote his book “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.” The demonstration was part of a “coordinated effort across the country” by local chapters of Indivisible — a liberal grassroots organization — to oppose Shultz.

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‘Golden Child’ Fails to Shine

This novel could have offered so much, but failed to deliver.

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Donor’s Collection of Children’s Literature Sparks Houghton Library Renovations to Increase Accessibility

Houghton Library will undergo significant changes beginning this fall as part of a year-long renovation project designed to increase accessibility to the building, which houses Harvard’s rare manuscripts and books.

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‘You Know You Want This’ Offers Shock Value — But Not Much Else

Roupenian insists that we want this, we know we want this. But is it too much to ask for a little bit more?

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‘The Clockmaker’s Daughter’ Not Worth Your Time

With so much promise, “The Clockmaker’s Daughter” failed to live up to expectations, instead delivering a story that was not worth the time to read.

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