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  1. Murakami and Liszt: a perfect double gift?


    December 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    There were once five high school friends, in the suburbs of Nagoya, who meant the world to each other. Four of them had surnames with colors in them. Their (Japanese) names…

  2. The world can’t end with the crime unsolved, that’s all there is to it.


    December 5, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Those words come from detective Hank Palace, on the last pages of World of Trouble, the concluding volume of The Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H. Winters. The world is…

  3. For anyone on your gift list who loved the Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts.


    November 28, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Nigel Hamilton’s The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942 gives us an alternate version of Franklin Roosevelt as Commander-in-Chief. The traditional view, apparently, has FDR bumbling about, deferring to his military…

  4. Gail Sheehy and Cheryl Holtsclaw agree about Atul Gawande’s new book.


    November 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    At Sunday night’s Spirit & Place closing event, a public conversation about end-of-life issues, Gail Sheehy spoke enthusiastically of Atul Gawande’s new book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the…

  5. All Day and a Night


    November 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    If you have some Ellie Hatcher fans on your holiday gift list, and they haven’t already read All Day and a Night, it would make a perfect gift. On the other…