Throughout The Astor Orphan you will laugh, you will cry, and more often than not you’ll probably want to give one or two of her family members a smack across the face. Continue reading
Comfort, home, cooking, and family are all things at the front of our minds and close to our hearts, especially in times like these. Where would we be without the support of our loved ones, or even without having our Mom teach us how to use the toaster for the first time? Our earliest memories are tied into the smells and tastes of cookies baking in the kitchen or in front of the television with marshmallow cereal. Comic book artist and illustrator Lucy Knisley explores her relationship with food, family and cooking in her new book Relish: My Life in the Kitchen from First Second Books. The multi-talented Lucy signs at Brookline Booksmith on Sunday.
Born in Hungary during World War II, Miriam Katin is a child of the war. In 2006 Drawn and Quarterly published her first graphic novel at the age of 63, her story of surviving the Holocaust, We Are on Our Own. Miriam signs her new book about her relationship with her family and the country that caused so much pain at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. The followup to her first acclaimed graphic novel is called Letting It Go. We had the honor of asking Miriam some questions about her work and how she got in to the intimidating art of autobiographical graphic storytelling at an age when many others might consider retiring.
“The Joy Division book is about boys chasing a dream, you know, coming from punk, not sullied by money or excess, drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll.” Continue reading
Know a musician whose desperately trying to hit it big (read: Allston), and is willing to try anything? Of course you do. Continue reading
Everyone who has ever had the sneaking suspicion that Boston has a rich and unique drinking history can find out exactly how correct they are from Stephanie Schorow’s new book. Continue reading
Then again, writer Paul Auster— of The Invention of Solitude and the New York Trilogy of existentialist detective stories—is handy when it comes to imparting the full absurdity and emotional weight of life, like he does in his latest, The Invention of Solitude. Continue reading