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  • "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell

    "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by William Maxwell
    A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
  • 'The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing' by Melissa Bank

    'The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing' by Melissa Bank
    Before Match.com, just as "Sex and the City" was making a splash, and before bookstores were embattled, "The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing" arrived on the scene. In a series of linked stories published in 1999, young women could see themselves as...
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend advocates for home births in The Atlantic

    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend advocates for home births in The Atlantic
    Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who gave birth to three of her four daughters at home, writes about the advantages of home births in The Atlantic. Home births are a less expensive and more personal option for some mothers, she writes. "Each...
  • 'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles

    'Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles
    In the first few pages of "Rules of Civility," Amor Towles' wonderful debut novel, it's New Year's Eve in Manhattan, with 1938 a few hours away. Snow powders Washington Square's trees, gates and brownstones as the curtain is drawn back and "the ghost of...
  • Talking with author Sapphire about Push, Precious, and The Kid

    Talking with author Sapphire about Push, Precious, and The Kid
    The character Precious was ever-present at the Author Talks program Monday evening featuring Sapphire. It was through the novel Push that Sapphire created Precious, who then took another form in the successful and acclaimed movie by that name. Now,...
  • 'The All of It' by Jeannette Haien

    'The All of It' by Jeannette Haien
    A friend passed Jeannette Haien's "The All of It" to writer Ann Patchett, and she was so taken with the novel that she embarked on a crusade to win it a second life. Originally published in 1986, when Haien was in her 60s, the debut novel won praise...
  • The power of place to transform lives

    The power of place to transform lives
    From the pleasant opera-loving terrorists in "Bel Canto" to the endlessly fertile Amazon women in her new novel, "State of Wonder," Ann Patchett creates magical stories. No wizards or vampires, no triumph over dysfunctional past, but rather an alternative...
  • Interviewer's opinion: Talking about painful stuff

    Interviewer's opinion: Talking about painful stuff
    There was no way to get around it: Sapphire writes about painful stuff. Several friends begged off, declining my invitation to our event with Sapphire. I kept thinking of what Sapphire said about this: If the people caught up in the web of poverty,...
  • 'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson

    'The Family Fang' by Kevin Wilson
    Raising well-adjusted children is a challenging endeavor, but when the parents are nutty in the name of art, childhood presents a whole different set of challenges. For a family of performance artists — yes, the Fangs — reality tilts and time...
  • 'Tony and Susan' by Austin Wright

    'Tony and Susan' by Austin Wright
    Reading an ex-husband's unpublished novel might seem a daunting endeavor, but Susan Morrow has been divorced from Edward Sheffield for 15 years, and they now exchange Christmas cards. He says that she has always been his best critic. Susan is now an...
  • 'Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It' by Don Peck

    'Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It' by Don Peck
    Books attempting to explain the economic situation are a dime a dozen these days, but my pennies go to "Pinched." Shorn of jargon, this tightly written book distinguishes itself from the crowd in the way it lays out the problem of the continuing...