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  1. The Big House


    August 28, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Summer is winding down–or has totally vamoosed, if we’re talking school years–but I just finished reading George Howe Colt’s book The Big House: A Century in the Life of an…

  2. Swimming Studies


    August 7, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    I was moved at the Natatorium, last summer, watching an evening of National Championship swimming. A woman in an outer lane, the lane closest to me, was so far behind…

  3. The Infatuations


    August 4, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An inmate at the Marion County Jail once told me that he didn’t want any books by Agatha Christie. I don’t think we did much Christie business at the jail,…

  4. The Quick


    July 24, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    I finished reading Lauren Owen’s novel The Quick last night, and am scanning the first 100 pages, seeking clues about the events that come later. James Norbury, raised in the…

  5. Oh, come on, Cress! Get a hold of yourself!


    July 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    That’s what I kept muttering while reading Michelle Huneven’s new novel Off Course. Cressida Hartley would like to have been an artist, but doesn’t have the talent. To her surprise,…