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  1. The Opposite of Loneliness


    August 6, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Marina Keegan, the author of The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, was killed in an auto accident when she was 22 years old. Her early death is mentioned several times…

  2. The Girl Who Slept with God


    August 3, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Val Brelinski, according to an author note, was raised in Idaho by “devout evangelical Christians.” Her first novel, due for publication on August 4th, tells the story of Jory Quanbeck,…

  3. There’s an enormous red book on my desk. Everyone who visits my cubicle mentions it.


    July 22, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The first half of the book is in German script, on glossy paper, with lots of pictures. The second half is an English translation. You can click here to see…

  4. What have Meryl an’ Tom an’ James Merrill in common?


    July 2, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    That’s a poem, see? What have Meryl an’ Tom an’ James Merrill in common? It’s also the worst title I’ve ever invented for a blog post, but I was afraid…

  5. Read Around Central: Moliѐre


    June 25, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    Librarian Sherry Utterback continues her journey around the authors whose names are engraved at Central Library. Her fourth stop is with the playwright Moliѐre. Born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Moliѐre (January 15, 1622-…