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  1. For anyone on your gift list who loved the Ken Burns series on the Roosevelts.

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    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…


  2. Gail Sheehy and Cheryl Holtsclaw agree about Atul Gawande’s new book.

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    November 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    At Sunday night’s Spirit & Place closing event, a public conversation about end-of-life issues, Gail Sheehy spoke enthusiastically of Atul Gawande’s new book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the…


  3. All Day and a Night

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    November 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    If you have some Ellie Hatcher fans on your holiday gift list, and they haven’t already read All Day and a Night, it would make a perfect gift. On the other…


  4. As the Kings Turn

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    October 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Here’s a review from Selector Emily Chandler. I asked Emily if this book could go on this year’s gift suggestion list, despite her reservations about it, and she said yes.…


  5. The Ploughmen

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    October 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Sitting in his Montana jail cell, killer John Gload tells deputy Valentine Millimaki how at age fourteen he committed his first murder–killed a woman in her home, walked out, stopped…


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