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Boy’s Life: A Book Review

Boy’s Life: A Book Review

“Boy’s Life” by Robert R. McCammon, published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc. Zephyr, Alabama, is a small town where Cory Mackenson grew up in the early 60s. His father, Tom, was a milkman and sometimes Cory would ride with him early in the morning to help drop off full bottles

Evicted: Matthew Desmond’s bestseller chronicles extreme poverty and the struggle to find and keep stable housing

Photo: Michael Kienitz The government has been telling people that the economy has been making a steady but slow recovery from the Great Recession nine years ago. During most months over the past few years, the unemployment rate has suggested a rosy picture of job growth. GDP has slowly improved. The housing market has heated

“A Man Lies Dreaming”: A Book Review

A Man Lies Dreaming by Lavie Tidhar; published by Melville House Publishing “A Man Lies Dreaming” is an amazing alternate history book written by Lavie Tidhar, the author of “The Violent Century” and World Fantasy Award winner “Osama.” In “A Man Lies Dreaming,” Wolf is a down-and-out private eye who was once the most powerful

Every Day with Morrie: Mitch Albom on charity and writing

Author Mitch Albom has been a household name in the writing business for over 30 years, and for good reason. Starting out as a sports writer in his early 20s after graduating from Columbia’s School of Business, Albom has since published sports-themed books including “Fab Five” and “Bo.” He has also published four collections of

STREET DOCTOR: Q&A with author Dr. James O'Connell

Dr. James O’Connell has been a doctor on the streets of Boston for 30 years, providing healthcare to Boston’s unsheltered population. A founding physician of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, he got his start in 1985 and now serves as the BHCHP’s president. Dr. O’Connell has recently released his book, Stories from