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Posts Tagged ‘Marilynne Robinson’

  1. When I Was an 18-Year-Old I Did Things with Rats


    January 8, 2013 by Reader's Connection

    I got teary-eyed reading the first essay in Marilynne Robinson’s 2012 collection When I Was a Child I Read Books. It’s called “Freedom of Thought,” which doesn’t sound original; and if…

  2. Oh, no! The tinkers are back! (NOT a reference to the ebook Tinker Stations)


    June 29, 2012 by Reader's Connection

    George Crosby is a tinker, or used to be. He used to fix antique clocks. Now he’s lying on a rented hospital bed in his living room, dying. His father,…

  3. What’s the Big Read?


    July 9, 2009 by Reader's Connection

    The Big Read is “The largest reading program in American history . . . designed to unite communities through great reading.” Those words were spoken by Dana Gioia, who was…