Tag Archives: Back Bay Books

The Yellow Birds

Kevin Powers Back Bay Books, 2013 “I’d been trained to think war was the great unifier, that it brought people closer together than any other activity. Bullshit. War is the great maker of solipsists . . .” Reading that on … Continue reading

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North River

Pete Hamill Back Bay Books, 2008 Life is layered. Humans seamlessly move hour by hour through family life, commuter life, work life, social life, whatever else life, and then go home again for family life. Our minds flit from one … Continue reading

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The Dogs of Babel

Carolyn Parkhurst Back Bay Books, 2003 This work of fiction is singular. It has an original plot. A deeply grieving man is obsessed with teaching his dog, the only witness to his wife’s death, to talk, so he can know … Continue reading

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