‘The Whale: A Love Story’ by Mark Beauregard

The Whale: A Love Story

Set amid the burgeoning American literary society of 1850s New England, the novel explores Herman Melville’s relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed his masterpiece, Moby-Dick, which Melville dedicated to Hawthorne.

Beauregard’s fictional narrative delves behind that dedication based on extensive historical research including the study of the real letters and journals of Melville, Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes and others.

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The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick"

Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 17-21, and Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 24-28, at 7 p.m. each night.

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Third Rail with OZY, hosted by Carlos Watson

Tune in each Friday this fall at 7:30 p.m. for an electrifying debate on a provocative topic with experts and celebrities.

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Doctor Blake Mysteries

Airing Saturdays at 8 p.m., this Australian series set in 1959 opens with Dr. Lucien Blake, a keeper of secrets and a solver of mysteries, returning to rural Ballarat to take over his late father’s medical practice and the role of police surgeon.