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Peter Orner's AM I ALONE HERE?: NOTES ON LIVING TO READ AND READING TO LIVE

I just finished reading a delightful book called Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live, by Peter Orner. It’s a series of essays and reflections stemming from the author’s reading life, which, as any good reading life should, often blurs in and out of real life—his father’s death, his ex-wife’s depression, his daughter, his own identity as an author and a human being.

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A Letter to My Children After the Election

It’s the week after the election, and I’m still reeling. It’s an abnormal week in an abnormal year, and we’re all standing at the edge of an uncertain future. I’m going to break with my typical format this week, and read to you a letter I wrote to my children about the results of the election and how we can move forward into the future together. 

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