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  1. Coming in May, just in time for the prom: My Best Friend’s Exorcism


    April 25, 2016 by Reader's Connection

        William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist scared me, but only because my father had told me that an acquaintance of his had been consulted at the time of…

  2. The Heart


    April 7, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Maylis de Kerangal’s new novel is about a heart transplant, and it was originally written in French, but don’t yawn.┬áThe Heart is thrilling. How often do I use that word?…

  3. Lit up!!!!! (A book review in the course of which I confess that I’ve never liked Slaughterhouse-Five)


    March 21, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Film critic David Denby was curious about the books high school students are reading. He sat in on classes at three different schools–attended by students on different economic levels–during two…

  4. Read Around Central: John Milton


    February 18, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Librarian Sherry Utterback continues her journey around Central, trying to read works by all the authors whose names are engraved on the walls: The next author on our list was…

  5. An interview with Douglas Wissing, who uncovers an unexpected Hoosier State


    February 12, 2016 by Reader's Connection

    Douglas Wissing is glad to tell us about a brewery in Hammond, and a goat-cheese-maker near Greenville, but he won’t tell us where he found turtle soup. The State Board…