Writers on Reading
Hank Phillippi Ryan

ryan hankphillippi2Now it can be told. Now that time has passed, it is safe to reveal the secrets of my reading life. Say no more? Well, no. I’ll confess. Here are the pivotal moments, the surreptitious activities, the Cold War fears, the binges, and two outright deceptions.

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Susan Van Kirk

Imagining history to create the fictional 19th-century Endurance, Illinois, a town of 15,000, and the setting of Marry in Haste.


gorman ed 2010A small-town hero with a big heart, Sam McCain is living through tumultuous times in Ed Gorman's distinguished series of novels set in America's Midwest from the late 1950s to the early 1970s.


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