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  1. Oh, come on, Cress! Get a hold of yourself!

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    July 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    That’s what I kept muttering while reading Michelle Huneven’s new novel Off Course. Cressida Hartley would like to have been an artist, but doesn’t have the talent. To her surprise,…


  2. What? Another Beatles Day?

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    July 10, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Global Beatles Day was sometime last month, but July 10th was the original Beatles Day, so I will now type-recite, from memory, passages from John Lennon’s In His Own Write. This is…


  3. The Buddha in the Attic at the Foundry

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    July 4, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Oh, no! It’s another picture of me, grinning outside a book discussion spot. This won’t go on all summer, I promise. You won’t have to look at me knocking back…


  4. It’s not too late: Turn left at the Caspian Sea, then go to Calvin Fletcher’s.

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    July 2, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    On Wednesday, July 9th at 4:00 p.m., there will be a discussion of Anthony Marra’s novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena at Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company. If you last visited Calvin’s 3 or…


  5. I’m enjoying the Abby Lovitt books, which were supposedly written for kids.

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    June 16, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Back at the beginning of this Year of the Horse, I raved about Jane Smiley’s novel Horse Heaven. The horse-love that fueled that book is alive and kicking (but mostly…


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