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  1. 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…

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


    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


    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


    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


    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…