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This year, in the 40th anniversary of the explosion that was Boston busing, ALL SOULS author Michael Patrick MacDonald says it’s time to be clear: busing wasn’t just about black and white. It was also about green—who had some in their pockets, and who didn’t. Read more →


Freedom, Equality, & Publishing the Garrity Decision: A Conversation with Bookseller Marshall Smith

Beacon Associate Publisher Tom Hallock talks with Marshall Smith, the innovate founder of the Brookline Booksmith, about the 1974 Garrity Decision (which sparked the long Boston busing crisis), Smith's decision to publish it, and the public responsibilities of booksellers and publishers. Read more →


In an excerpt from 'All Souls: A Family Story from Southie,' Michael Patrick MacDonald writes about the firestorm of racial tension that spread throughout South Boston in the wake of Judge W. Arthur Garrity’s forced busing decision, leading up to the tempestuous autumn when Garrity’s plan was set to begin. Read more →


Three memoir passages reflect on different aspects of motherhood. Read more →


A roundup of suggestions for your new (or old) e-book reader. Read more →