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Updated Sep 22, 2014 at 3:34 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Women in Clothes” Edited and written by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Leeanne Shapton and 639 others. Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group, New York, 2014.Why do women dress the way they do? What do women think about when they clothe themselves? Better yet, how deep does fashion go?Authors Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton wanted to know the answers to these questions in order to...

Posted Sep 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

The Weir Public Library participated in Weir Homecoming activities, with hot dog sales during the  chili/bean feed on  Sept. 12 and biscuits and gravy, followed up with a bake sale and a variety of drawings on Sept. 13.

Updated Sep 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year” By Tavis Smiley with David Ritz. Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2014. 288 pages.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 2:04 PM

BOSTON - The devil didn’t make him do it, but Hollywood did.In “The Drop,” his first script for the big screen, author Dennis Lehane has shifted his milieu from the mean streets of Boston to Brooklyn. Star James...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“What We See When We Read: A Phenomenology with Illustrations,” by Peter Mendelsund. Vintage Books, New York, 2014. 419 pages, paperback. $16.95.“What...

Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future,” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. Columbia University Press, New York, 2014. 104 pages. $9.95 paperback.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Problems with People Stories” by David Guterson. Knopf, New York, 2014. 163 pages. $25.95.David Guterson, most well known for “Snow Falling on...

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

“California” By Edan Lepucki. Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2014. 400 pages. $26.Author Edan Lepucki’s much-talked-about dystopian novel, “California,” cleaves to coincidence and...

Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

It’s no surprise that Lois Lowry is such a prolific writer. The longtime Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident recalls spending her childhood as a voracious reader of all kinds of books, especially adult books that had young...

Posted Aug 4, 2014 at 1:01 AM

“’Til Dirt Do Us Part” By Edith Maxwell. Kensington Books, New York, 2014. 303 pages. $24.I want to recommend Massachusetts author Edith Maxwell’s newest and thoroughly entertaining cozy mystery,...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Since it was written by a colleague — Matthew Phillion, a fellow GateHouse Media journalist — I would have likely picked up “The Indestructibles” just as a show of support. But I challenge anyone to resist this...

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