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Author Interview: Katherine Sherbrooke on Her New Novel, Leaving Coy’s Hill

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This post was originally published on Dead Darlings, a blog about novel writing run by alumni of GrubStreet's Novel Incubator program.

Leaving Coy’s Hill by Katherine Sherbrooke is based on the remarkable life of a little-known pioneering feminist and abolitionist Lucy Stone — the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a college degree, to keep her maiden name, and to fight for women’s rights. Sherbrooke’s beautifully written novel is a fascinating look at timeless issues — how we navigate motherhood and career, to marry or not, and how one fearless woman can spark change in the world. The story is ...

Tracey Palmer

Books & Reading Interviews

Lit Boston: What's Happening in March?

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In the March 2021 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, taking place virtually. See below for our list of local literary happenings.


Leslie Epstein with A.S. Hamrah: Hill of Beans

Monday, March 1st at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $36.95


Grub News

Writing Black Joy Contest Winners

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We're thrilled to share the winners of the Writing Black Joy Contest, sponsored by Thaddeus Miles in partnership with MBK Boston, 826 Boston, and the Black Joy Project.

This contest was launched on September 12th, 2020, which was officially declared Black Joy Day in the City of Boston. Black Joy Day is a time to appreciate and celebrate our power to uplift ourselves and others despite the challenges we face in our world today.

For this contest, which was open to all writers in New England and New York, we accepted essays between 500-1000 words about joy—specifically Black joy: moments ...


Lit Crush: Books We're Loving in February 2020

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Here at Grub HQ, we're always talking about the novels keeping us up at night, the poems that call to us over our morning coffees, and those unputdownable memoirs you'll find us reading while walking through four lanes of traffic [Ed.'s note: all walk-reading is performed by Grub's trained extreme readers; do not try this at home]. Every month we're sharing a few of the GrubStreet community’s latest literary obsessions to add to your own never-ending reading list.

Florann Estiler