The Boston Athenaeum is pleased to host JANE GOODRICH, author of House at Lobster Cove. Everything about this historical novel is enchanting, from its letterpress cover to its masterful writing to its compelling central character, inspired by Boston's wealthiest and most elusive bachelor, who built Kragsyde, a shingle-style architectural masterpiece on the North Shore. Using […]Find out more »
In True Gentlemen, JOHN HECHINGER embarks on a deep investigation of Sigma Alpha Epsilon―a national fraternity with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide―and fraternity culture generally. He exposes the vast gulf between fraternity culture’s founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large while making […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.