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  • Letter to editor: A book club for everyone

    January 10th, 2019
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    A book club for everyone By Larry Ballwahn | Wilton For any reader who has the time and inclination, a book club adds a new level of enjoyment to reading.


    Book review: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama

    January 10th, 2019
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    Michelle Obama is the product of the South Side of Chicago and parents who valued their children’s education above all else.


    Book review: ‘Atlas Shrugged’ by Ayn Rand

    January 4th, 2019
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    “Atlas Shrugged” is the story of what happens if the “prime movers” of society go on strike. Hank Rearden was a titan in the steel business.


    Book review: ‘The Reivers’ by William Faulkner

    December 20th, 2018
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    Being between library books, I scanned my bookshelf. There was a copy of “The Reivers” that I had bought for 95 cents while in college.


    Book review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon

    December 12th, 2018
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    One of the fringe benefits of watching the PBS series “Great American Reads” is learning about a book that you just must read.


  • Book review: ‘River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey’ by Candice Millard

    December 7th, 2018
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    Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive Republican. He was elected vice president in the McKinley administration, taking office in March 1901.


    Book review: ‘Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime’ by Tommy Thompson and Doug Moe

    November 29th, 2018
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    Tommy Thompson takes a great deal of pride in what he was able to accomplish despite, or because of, coming from the small rural community of Elroy.


    Book review: Fredrik Backman’s ‘Us Against You’

    November 21st, 2018
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    Fredrik Backman’s “Beartown” introduces us to a hockey town; it’s not just any hockey town, but a relatively small, rural community in the forests of Sweden that was a hockey town to be reckoned with in the past.


    Book review: Louise Penny’s ‘Bury Your Dead’

    November 15th, 2018
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    Prologue: I often review books from mystery series. Since each book is usually written as standalone story (that make sales more likely), my suggested approach is that if a review interests you, get the book and read it.


    Book review: ‘The Cruelest Month’ by Louise Penny

    November 9th, 2018
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    Finally! The Arnot case has been hanging over Chief Inspector Gamache since the first book in the series.


    Book review: ‘The President Is Missing’ by James Patterson and Bill Clinton

    November 4th, 2018
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    Based on the title of the book, I expected President Jonathan Ducann to be kidnapped or otherwise taken from the scene and a crisis to ensue.