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Clawing the Pavement

Karen E. Olson in Ives Main Library

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Karen E. Olson is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Olson’s mystery novel Sacred Cows (2005).

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Paper Chase

Karen E. Olson in Ives Main Library

Karen Olson isn’t a computer hacker, and she doesn’t have a single tattoo. As a reporter, she covered less-than-thrilling topics like zoning. …

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To Transcend Death

Carlos Eire in Yale's Hall of Graduate Studies

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Carlos Eire is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Eire’s 2009 academic text A Very Brief History of Eternity.

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Wave After Wave

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Carlos Eire is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Eire’s 2010 memoir, Learning to Die in Miami.

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I Was a Boy

Carlos Eire in Yale's Hall of Graduate Studies

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Carlos Eire is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Eire’s National Book Award-winning memoir, Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003).

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Mortal Compass

Carlos Eire

Time is always on Carlos Eire’s mind, but not necessarily his side. …

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Polite Southern Society

Maddie Dawson at Guilford Station in Guilford, Connecticut

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Maddie Dawson is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Dawson’s latest novel, Matchmaking for Beginners.

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Holding On to All That Hope

Maddie Dawson at Jacobs Beach in Guilford, Connecticut

August is Summer Reading Month in Daily Nutmeg, and Maddie Dawson is this week’s featured author. Please enjoy this excerpt from Dawson’s 2016 novel, The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness.

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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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