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

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    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…


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

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    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…


  3. The Widow: a recommendation

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    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…


  4. The return of the Moonstone

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    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…


  5. I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years: A recommendation

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    August 1, 2016 by Reader's Connection

      If you read only one book for the rest of 2016, I recommend I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years by Joseph Markovitch (Words) and Martin Usborne…


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