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  1. Life at Wit’s End, or with a chimpanzee, or in a barroom when a loa appears with a hatchet


    September 29, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Rima Lanisell is all alone. Her father has recently died. Her mother died almost fifteen years ago of an aneurysm, and her brother Oliver four years ago in an auto…

  2. The grandeur of Bloomington, and of the boundary waters, and of that oak in my back yard.


    September 22, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Scott Russell Sanders is at a church in Bloomington, and he’s about to give away his daughter at her wedding. Eva hooks a hand on my elbow while the three…

  3. If you don’t like this blog post, blame Librarian Gregg Jackson at Southport


    September 5, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    This year’s Bicentennial Reading Challenge is a mix of Hoosier-related challenges that I made up, and goals borrowed from Rachel Manwill’s 2016 Read Harder Challenge on Book Riot. One of…

  4. The Widow: a recommendation


    August 18, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    The Widow by Fiona Barton Really…. how could a wife be so clueless, trusting, gullible? This gullible wife tries to comprehend her husband’s secret life after he dies. There is…

  5. The return of the Moonstone


    August 8, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    When I first read The Moonstone a few decades back, it was already a hundred years old. Author Wilkie Collins had it serialized in a magazine in 1868, and it…