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  1. An interview with Douglas Wissing, who uncovers an unexpected Hoosier State

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    February 12, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Douglas Wissing is glad to tell us about a brewery in Hammond, and a goat-cheese-maker near Greenville, but he won’t tell us where he found turtle soup. The State Board…


  2. Happy Chinese New Year!

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    February 8, 2016 by Reader's Connection

          We have entered the Year of the Monkey. For the fourth year running,¬†Xiaolin Lin of the Lawrence Library has written a review in Chinese, of a Chinese…


  3. How did your blogger know that Truman Capote would never finish Answered Prayers?

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    January 28, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    I read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in 1972. In that wonderful novel, Dorothea Brooke marries The Reverend Edward Casaubon, in the hope of sharing his intellectual life, but (SPOILER ALERT) Casaubon…


  4. A lovely day in Paris, a mysterious Irish past–and I found it all in a refrigerator.

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    January 19, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Anne Korkeakivi is the wife of a human-rights lawyer with the United Nations. She has lived in France and Finland, and as of 2012 lived in Switzerland. Perhaps it’s no…


  5. Origins of the Dream

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    January 15, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Last year on Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day, I linked to Danez Smith’s poem, “Dinosaurs in the Hood,” on my wildly personal theory that King would have liked it.…


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