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This book review originally appeared in the Jacksonville newspaper, The Source. Orfeo By Richard Powers 384 pp. W.W. Norton & Company. $26.95. Goaded by curiosity and opportunity, I once asked a concert pianist if he heard music in the sounds … Continue reading
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 552 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $12.99 When Marcus Zusak was a youngster growing up in Australia his mother told him a story from her own childhood. She’d seen a young boy offer a piece … Continue reading
The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. 351 pp. Penguin Books. $17. The Read-Aloud Handbook is on Penguin Books’ list of the seventy-five most important books it has ever published, which is saying a great deal considering that Penguin has also … Continue reading
Archangel By Andrea Barrett. 238 pp. W.W. Norton. $24.95. I am a great admirer of Barbara Kingsolver, so when she wrote a glowing review of Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, I read the book immediately with no hesitation. … Continue reading