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Book festivals this weekend in Boston and Texas
Book festivals this weekend in Boston and Texas

If you happen not to be in Los Angeles this weekend -- and that's unfortunate, because temperatures here have finally dropped below 100 --the optimal places to be are Boston and Austin. Both are holding book festivals. The Texas Book Festival is bigger, for sure, because it's Texas, after all. More than 250 writers will appear, representing more than just the literary Lone Star State. The roster includes novelists Joyce Carol Oates, James Ellroy, Colson Whitehead, Maggie Shipstead, Marlon James, Edan Lepucki, Darcey Steinke, Jeff VanderMeer, Emily St. John Mandel, Jenny Offill, Eimear McBride, Bret Anthony Johnson and Meg Wolitzer. Also scheduled to appear Oct. 25-26 are...

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