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  1. The Empty Chair

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    March 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An acquaintance of my father’s was consulted during the exorcism which inspired William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist. If my father hadn’t told me about that, and explained that the…


  2. Manhattan Nocturne

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    March 14, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    There’s a moment in the movie Argo when the film producer (played by Alan Arkin) says that his family life is a wreck because the movie business is like coal…


  3. The Internal Enemy

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    February 26, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Of the many things I didn’t know about the War of 1812, this may be the most important: It gave slaves in the Chesapeake Bay area a chance to reunite…


  4. Welcome to our Chinese New Year Celebration!

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    January 31, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Happy Chinese New Year! Friday, January 31st marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse. We begin our celebration with a Chinese review (by Xiaolin Lin of the Lawrence…


  5. Recommending Ann Patchett’s latest book, even though it’s popular

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    January 20, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Is it possible to have a mother who’s too beautiful? If you’ve never given that question a moment’s thought, don’t worry. Ann Patchett has the answer:¬†Absolutely. My mother, for her…


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