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  1. Why Does She Read?


    April 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Oh, no! Wendy Lesser really likes Richard Ford, and recommends that I read all the Bascombe novels. I didn’t even get far in The Sportswriter, the first in the series; and…

  2. A Wild God?


    April 16, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    “And then it happened. Something peeled off the visible world, taking with it all meaning, inference, association, labels and words. I was looking at a tree, and if anyone had…

  3. All You Need Is Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love, Love.


    April 9, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    If you read novels, but avoid short story collections, you might want to break your rule for Joan Wickersham’s The News from Spain : Seven Variations on a Love Story.…

  4. Jean-Léopolde-Nicolas-Frédéric Cuvier. My man!


    March 27, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Those e’s with accents don’t really work in this software, do they? Cuvier was a naturalist in late eighteenth-early nineteenth century France, and he helped to create the idea of…

  5. The Empty Chair


    March 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An acquaintance of my father’s was consulted during the exorcism which inspired William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist. If my father hadn’t told me about that, and explained that the…