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  1. The Michael Jackson of the 19th Century?

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    February 14, 2015 by Reader's Connection

      Thomas Wiggins was born into slavery in 1849. Born blind, and considered mentally incompetent, he astonished everyone with his musical talent. His piano-playing became a community novelty, and then,…


  2. Read Around Central: Herodotus

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    February 3, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    In an earlier post, librarian Sherry Utterback pledged to read something by all the authors whose names are engraved on the walls at Central Libary. She begins with a downloaded…


  3. Falling from Horses

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    January 8, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    You may think of the late 1930’s as a golden age of Hollywood–Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and so on–but 19-year-old Bud Frazer went south from Oregon…


  4. His old acquaintance been forgot.

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    December 30, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    I hadn’t heard of Patrick Modiano before he won the Nobel Prize back in October, but when I read about his novel Missing Person, I thought This is for me! A private…


  5. Murakami and Liszt: a perfect double gift?

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    December 15, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    There were once five high school friends, in the suburbs of Nagoya, who meant the world to each other. Four of them had surnames with colors in them. Their (Japanese) names…


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