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Beatlebone by Kevin Barry Taking real-life events, Barry has created a fantastical novel about one of the world’s icons: John Lennon. In “Beatlebone,” it’s 1978 and...

Photo/Album

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Guy Capecelatro III and Michael Winters sit at a conference table in The Sound’s office. Capecelatro, a wordsmith who rarely (if ever) declines a project,...

Monster man

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When writer Jeremy Robinson was growing up in Beverly, Mass., he’d look out his bedroom window and imagine Godzilla, the giant movie monster best known...

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Mothers, Tell Your Daughters: Stories by Bonnie Jo Campbell  Although she has been writing award-nominated fiction for some time now, Campbell is still a hidden...

Of the moment

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Jeremy Miranda is known for paintings that merge views from indoor and out, landscape and architecture, memory and the moment. But recently, he has just...

Sheltering spaces

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When artist Patrick Healey set out to paint the homes of 14 Seacoast poets for his collaborative project, “The Poet’s House,” he quickly learned that...

Reading revolution

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Bookstores and libraries in the Seacoast will celebrate Banned Books Week from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 with readings, community conversations, and displays of some...

Original alternative

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Al Barr’s 17-years-and-counting with the Dropkick Murphys are a little more than half of his lifelong performance career. It’s fair to say that what Barr...

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Undermajor–domo Minor by Patrick deWitt DeWitt, author of the amazing revisionist Western “The Sisters Brothers,” returns with a strange and compelling comedic tale of a man...

Keeping watch

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with Type 1 diabetes The American Diabetes Association estimates that 1 to 3 million people in the United States have Type 1 diabetes, and more...

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“Smaller and Smaller Circles”  by F.H. Batacan Two Jesuit priests investigate a serial killer in Manila who is murdering poor, young boys living on the...

Busting up the Bowery

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Cory Levine spent eight years living in New York City and working as an editor for Marvel Comics. Six of those years were pretty good,...

Gun by Anne Oleson

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Editor’s note: In April, Portsmouth’s RiverRun Bookstore started accepting submissions for its first short story contest. The response was big, according to RiverRun owner Tom...

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French Concession, by Xiao Bai Chinese writer Bai is making his English language debut with this thrilling literary noir set in 1930s Shanghai. Hseuh, a photographer,...

Letters of note

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When she was 23, Joanna Rakoff left graduate school for New York City. She wanted to be a poet. She also needed money, and so...

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In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar Several countries are represented in this dazzling debut collection of stories that explore borders both real and imagined. A...

Intellect and intuition

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Ever since she was a child, poet Kate Leigh has found inspiration at the Isles of Shoals. Her family traveled to Star Island every summer...

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Atkinson’s astounding book, “Life After Life,” followed Ursula Todd as she lived and died over and over during...

Share your short story with RiverRun

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RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth wants your stories — specifically, your short stories. The bookstore is sponsoring a short story contest and is looking for previously...

Spring series

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by Larry Clow Like Hollywood, comic publishers tend to save their blockbuster books for the summer. Blockbusters aren’t always the best, though, and already, April...

New tools

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her journey from journalist to carpenter It was unsexy men that drove Nina MacLaughlin away from newspapers — specifically, a list of Boston’s 100 unsexiest...

A Dog One Day, a Cat the Next

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and the difference between writing prose and poetry Alternately surreal, metaphysical, grimly realistic and sharply clear, Charles Simic’s writing reflects a life spent surrounded by...

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“Viper Wine” by Hermione Eyre It’s 17th-century London with a twist of the 21st century in Eyre’s postmodern tale about beauty and aging. The ladies...