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  1. Happy Chinese New Year!


    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…

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


    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…

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


    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…

  4. Origins of the Dream


    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.…

  5. In a just city, would robots be treated as slaves?


    December 31, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    In Jo Walton’s 2014 novel The Just City, the goddess Athene decides to see what would happen if a new city were set up along the rules that Plato put…