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Chapter One: Again

A while ago–huh, quite a while ago!–I wrote a couple of posts on the first chapters of books I was reading, and the invitation/promise they offer to the reader. It’s time to do it again–for Kathleen Gilles Seidel’s Again. I teach a … Continue reading

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Chapter One: A Seduction

In a Twitter discussion of clergy heroes hot vicars @JanetNorCal suggested Jo Manning’s Seducing Mr. Heywood. I requested it from the library, picked up the hold yesterday, and dove in. Manning’s book was published in hardcover by Five Star, and later released as … Continue reading

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Chapter One: An Invitation

I just started J. G. Farrell’s Siege of Krishnapur, which my dad left behind after a vacation; Rohan’s post got me to dig it out. I was struck immediately by how different the opening pages are from those of a genre novel, whether … Continue reading

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