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A Year of Reading, Part VI: How real did you want it?

Maybe I wasn’t paying attention in the past, but these days non-fiction reading can be positively shape-shifting. There seems to be a whole new category of what I call “fictional biography” where you don’t find out until the end that … Continue reading

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Reading Recap: Some of the Most Interesting People I Met Last Year.

I traveled seven centuries to make some new acquaintances in my 2017 reading. A dozen biographies, memoirs and historical portraits illuminated my tiny canon of knowledge of history, art, politics and literature. Some of these books were a bit like … Continue reading

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Shelf Life: Stranger than Fiction

I’ll reach for a novel every time. It is mostly thanks to my book clubs, travel and the occasional moment of discipline that I am grudgingly prodded into reading non-fiction. About a third of the books I read in 2015 … Continue reading

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