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Notable: Boston Marathon bombing, a year later


Terror and triumph

As Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, books tell the stories.

4:09:43: Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners (Human Kinetics Publishers) by Hal Higdon, a journalist and veteran marathon runner, gathers accounts of that day from 75 runners, many of the stories drawn from social media.

Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice (Dutton) by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell, Boston Globe reporters, reveals new details about the bombings, the responses and the massive manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers.

Stronger (Grand Central) by Jeff Bauman with Bret Witter is a memoir by the young man whose photograph as he was rushed from the scene, his legs blown away, as well as his testimony about seeing one of the bombers made him a symbol of resilience.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor