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September 22, 2023
Don Gillmor’s latest novel, Breaking and Entering, tells the story of Bea, a bored, middle-aged woman who picks up a problematic new hobby (we won’t say more). And while this story is about Bea, it’s really about all of us, writes our reviewer: “It’s a fitting book for the moment in which we are living, staring down a housing crisis, a health-care crisis, a climate crisis, an affordability crisis, and, no doubt, a crisis or two of our own personal variety.” Read full review.

Also this week, we talk to author Claudia Dey about her newest book, Daughter, and share a reflection on legendary journalist Peter C. Newman from his long-time editor and friend.

And this weekend’s book recommendations include The Salt Path, which tells the true story of a couple facing devastating personal losses who embark on a challenging 1,000-km walk. Reader Jane Gray in Novar, Ontario says the memoir forced her to consider what she herself would do in an impossible situation. Also, Globe reporter Anna-Lena Sholtz hails Ripe, a dark novel about a city in decline and the woman trying to cope within it. As always, I want to hear about what you’re reading. Please email me here with your recommendations.

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