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  1. Can You Deal with Grief by Reading a Book a Day for a Year?


    August 22, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    Sounds like a whonky idea to me, but Nina Sankovitch gave it a try, and she makes a convincing case for it. Her beloved oldest sister Anne-Marie died of cancer…

  2. I’m in a Hurry to Tell You about the Amazing Way that Boleto Ends . . .


    August 14, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    . . . but I’ll do the right thing and explain what goes on in the novel. It’s a horse story. Will Testerman buys a filly with the idea of training and…

  3. The Last Policeman!


    July 16, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    When writing about St. Paul’s letters, Albert Schweitzer said something to this effect: The belief that the world is coming to an end is not just one belief among others.…

  4. Is This a Psychiatric Fairy Tale?


    June 19, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    I overheard a conversation at the Natatorium in 1991. A fellow taking a break between laps was talking to a woman who was doing the same. He said that the…

  5. He´s Back


    May 15, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    He being Thomas Cromwell, blacksmith´s son and trusted advisor to Henry VIII of England. Last year, I raved about Hilary Mantel´s 2009 novel Wolf Hall, in which Cromwell helped Henry divorce his first…