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Armageddon-Style

Sandi Shelton, a.k.a. Maddie Dawson, in Rollwood Park in Guilford, CT

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Maddie Dawson is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Dawson’s 2010 novel, The Stuff That Never Happened.

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Happily Ever Laughter

Sandi Shelton, a.k.a. Maddie Dawson, behind the Henry Whitfield State Museum in Guilford, CT

Whether she’s telling a true story about attempting to install an air conditioner or a fictional story about an elderly Brooklyn matchmaker, Sandi Shelton knows how to make people laugh. …

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A Wide, Trackless Space

John Crowley in Conway, Massachusetts

August is Daily Nutmeg’s Summer Reading Month, and John Crowley is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from the prologue to Crowley’s latest novel, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017).

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Some Unsuspected Mercy

John Crowley in Conway, Massachusetts

August is Daily Nutmeg’s Summer Reading Month, and John Crowley is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from the prologue to Crowley’s latest novel, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017).

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Piled with Unswallowed Stuff

John Crowley in Conway, Massachusetts

August is Daily Nutmeg’s Summer Reading Month, and John Crowley is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from the prologue to Crowley’s latest novel, Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr (2017).

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Filling Up, Pouring Out

John Crowley

“I really didn’t want to be a writer,” John Crowley says. The author, now 75 years old, is speaking from his kitchen table in rural, sun-soaked Conway, Massachusetts. On the drive up, I passed through wild green fields and beneath …

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Volume 3

Literature at the Institute Library

August: when the most relaxing season of the year achieves its deepest state of calm; when the leaves on the trees ripen to their richest greens; and when we at Daily Nutmeg turn our gaze to stories we didn’t write. …

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