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Open Books


National Book Award finalist Leslie Connor has been “mucking about and wandering” in the woods and rock-walled pastures of Connecticut since visiting her grandparents as a child. …

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Writer’s Block


Mark Oppenheimer has just come from picking up a prescription for a neighbor when we meet at his Westville house. The…

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Chapters and Verse


Sitting at a table in the cheerful sun room of her East Haven home, sipping from a mug of coffee small enough to wrap her hand all the way around, poet Marilyn Nelson weaves one tale after another. …

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Story Structures


The protagonist of Shy (2016), one of Deborah Freedman’s children’s books, is in hiding for most of the story. He “was happiest between the pages of a book,” we’re told. …

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