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Long Mile Home (Dutton, 2014)

"Succeeds in every way." (Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post)

Boston Globe journalists Scott Helman and Jenna Russell tell the full story of the Boston Marathon bombing through the eyes of five principal characters—a police officer, a lost daughter, a determined survivor, a trauma surgeon, and the marathon director—tracing the distinct paths that brought them to a tragic intersection with two murderous young brothers on one momentous day in April. 


The Real Romney (HarperCollins, 2012)

"The Real Romney pulls together lots of details into a narrative that’s absorbing and fair-minded." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

Michael Kranish and Scott Helman show the remarkable lengths to which Romney has gone in order to succeed in politics and business, shrewdly shifting identities as needed, bringing tough-minded strategy to every decision, and always carefully safeguarding his public image.


Cowboys of the Gridiron (Boston Globe Magazine, 2015) 

As racial strife tore the city apart in the 1970s, two friends — one black, one white — and their teammates changed the rules of the game.

The Desperate and the Dead (Boston Globe Spotlight Team series, 2016)

2017 finalist for Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting

State mental hospitals were closed to give people with mental illness greater freedom, but it increased the risk they’d get no care at all.


How Can You Defend Him? (Boston Globe Magazine, 2015)

What drives Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lawyer Judy Clarke and those like her to take on the worst cases?


Letter from Selma (Boston Globe Magazine, 2011)

How the 1965 murder of James Reeb, a white Boston minister, moved a nation and brought voting rights to millions.

Hinge of History (Boston Globe, 2014)

Two lives shaped by Boston's ugly era of desegregation. 


Saving Leo (Boston Globe Magazine, 2015)

A boy, badly burned by fire, travels from Burundi to Boston in an extraordinary journey of resilience and devotion.


Barack Obama profile (Boston Globe, 2007)

How an early defeat launched a rapid political climb.


The Believer (Boston Globe Magazine, 2013)

Jazz giant Danilo Perez has faith music can change the world.