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Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 4:17 PM

“The Ultimate Guide to Sex After 50” by Joan Price. Cleis Press, 2015. 396 pages. $22.95.Yes, it’s true. There’s plenty of romance after 50. And because I’m writing for family newspapers, I won’t get graphic. Understand that romance, in this instance, is a euphemism.

Updated Jan 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM

“The Silent Girls,” by Eric Rickstad. HarperCollins, New York. 416 pages. $11.99 paperback, available Jan. 25, 2015. E-book available now.

Updated Jan 12, 2015 at 12:06 PM

“Essays After Eighty” by Donald Hall. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/New York, 2014. 144 pages. $22.

Updated Jan 5, 2015 at 1:49 PM

“Nora Webster,” by Colm Toíbín. Scribner, New York, 2014. 384 pages. $27.Colm Toíbín’s newest novel, “Nora Webster,” is set in the late 1960s and early ’70s in County Wexford in southeast Ireland.

Updated Dec 29, 2014 at 12:40 PM

“The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion,” by Meghan Daum. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2014. 257 pages. $26.

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

“Rogue Wave: Best New England Crime Stories,” edited by Mark Ammons, Katherine Fast, Barbara Ross, Leslie Wheeler. Level Best Books, 2014, Somerville, Mass. 269 pages. $15.95.

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and several other Dickens' characters will be in Historic New Castle this weekend for the 14th Annual "Spirit of Christmas" community event.

Updated Dec 8, 2014 at 12:35 PM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“The Forgers” By Bradford Morrow. The Mysterious Press, New York, 2014. 256 pages. $24.

Updated Dec 1, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch has a year to go before retirement from his job as cold case homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 11:11 AM

My fellow Gatehouse Media editor Matthew Phillion is at it again: “The Indestructibles: Breakout,” his sequel to last spring’s young adult superhero saga “The Indestructibles,” comes hot on the heels of the last installment.

Updated Nov 24, 2014 at 9:55 AM

By Rae Padilla FrancoeurMore Content Now“Stone Mattress: Nine Tales” By Margaret Atwood. Doubleday, 2014. 273 pages. $25.95.

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