Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love

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ISBN: 9780544263802
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Mariner Books - October 15th, 2013

This nice paperback would make a great gift for anyone who loves Boston whether they were born and raised here or came later in life.  There is a wide range of viewpoints in these stories and although the book was created in response to the horrific events at the Boston Marathon in April, the pieces do not dwell on that and are truly a celebration of the many things that make Boston such a great city.  My favorite is the poem entitled Patriot's Day by Richard Wilbur.


The Hub's Metropolis

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ISBN: 9780262018753
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Published: MIT Press - March 22nd, 2013

Somerville rowhouses, huge building lots in Weston, stately homes along Comm. Ave. in Newton -- there's a reason for every aspect of the Boston area's built environment. Read about the accidental and deliberate design decisions that led to the region we know today, and then go see for yourself, using the walking tour suggestions throughout the book.


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