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Forgiveness, Grace and Sacrifice in Novel “Absolution”

Decades ago, I met Alice McDermott after a talk that she gave about being an Irish American writer. She was delightful and pragmatic. That Night had been published to great acclaim. The National Book Award-winning Charming Billy was yet to come. Reading Absolution,...
A Good Family

A Good Family

A Good Family, written by local author Matt Goldman, is paced so perfectly that it is very hard to put down. Set in the Country Club neighborhood of...

Good Eggs

Good Eggs

Add this debut novel to your end-of-the-year reading list. Kevin Gogarty, 50, has had it. His widowed mother, Amelia “Millie” Gogarty, has been...

It’s a Mystery

It’s a Mystery

Recommended reading for September. Readers of Elly Griffiths’ The Stranger Diaries will be thrilled to learn that she has written another standalone...

Back to School

Back to School

Author details an 1800s snow day. Raina and Gerda Olsen were born in Norway in the 1870s. As small children, they immigrated to Nebraska with their...

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