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Ann Frantz
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Very different, very readable novels for February

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Very different books for a winter's reading
It's been a cool week of reading for me, an entry into two worlds I had little experience with, and a rewarding venture once taken. Pressed for time, and always somewhat eclectic in my reading choices, I've gone back and forth through several selections, an...

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Field trips for book fans
On these beautiful winter days, when there is snow on the
ground and cold in the air, there are few sources of entertainment or relief:
bake, ski, shop or read. I'll take the latter, being fonder of soft lights and
cozy nooks than I am of more calories, ban...

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Field trips for book fans
On these beautiful winter days, when there is snow on the
ground and cold in the air, there are few sources of entertainment or relief:
bake, ski, shop or read. I'll take the latter, being fonder of soft lights and
cozy nooks than I am of more calories, ban...

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Visting bookstores around New England
What books do you collect, thinking maybe one day to
discover their value or sell them at a high price? I know; I do too. Unless you
really know your books, however, chances are you're wasting bookshelf space.
You may make money on the genuine item, but mos...

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Gifting the Voracious Reader
Readers are often happy to receive a bookstore gift
certificate, but if you'd like to choose the genuine item as a Hanukkah or
Christmas gift, these are some newer possibilities. Die-hard Harry Potter fans are probably alone in
continuing to read everything...

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We've known hard times before ...

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Trying Timesin Literature, before Trumpian Politics
OK. There are lightning
rods up our spines this month, in the wake of an election no one expected to
turn out as it did. Some fear the future at this point, while others are sanguine
about the result. But questions about race, poverty, immigration and human...

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American, through an immigrant's eyes: Okey Ndibe
Okey Ndibe, who participated in Clark
University's Book and Author Dinner in April 2014, has released a memoir, "Never
Look an American in the Eye: Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts and the Making of
a Nigerian American." The title may give you an indication ...

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