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  1. I’m enjoying the Abby Lovitt books, which were supposedly written for kids.


    June 16, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Back at the beginning of this Year of the Horse, I raved about Jane Smiley’s novel Horse Heaven. The horse-love that fueled that book is alive and kicking (but mostly…

  2. A couple of tips (especially for Fountain Square Readers) on dealing with Benjy Compson


    May 19, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    2 Fountain-Square-related posts in a row? I can’t help myself. I’m so proud of the Fountain Square Library’s Afternoon Book Discussion Group, who are planning to tackle William Faulkner’s The…

  3. Encountering Old Friends in the Dark Sacred Night


    May 3, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Julia Glass’s new novel And the Dark Sacred Night expands on the lives of some characters from her first novel Three Junes. (Click here to see the different formats in…

  4. Why Does She Read?


    April 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Oh, no! Wendy Lesser really likes Richard Ford, and recommends that I read all the Bascombe novels. I didn’t even get far in┬áThe Sportswriter, the first in the series; and…

  5. A Wild God?


    April 16, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    “And then it happened. Something peeled off the visible world, taking with it all meaning, inference, association, labels and words. I was looking at a tree, and if anyone had…