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  1. Falling from Horses


    January 8, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    You may think of the late 1930’s as a golden age of Hollywood–Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and so on–but 19-year-old Bud Frazer went south from Oregon…

  2. His old acquaintance been forgot.


    December 30, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    I hadn’t heard of Patrick Modiano before he won the Nobel Prize back in October, but when I read about his novel Missing Person, I thought This is for me! A private…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…