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Posts Tagged ‘Marilynne Robinson’

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

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    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)

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    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?

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    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…


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