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Jonas Hawke Series

Hawke’s Point

A heart stent that may save lives—or end them—creates an ethical minefield that threatens the future of an entire town in this first of the Jonas Hawke novels.

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Hawke’s Return

When a teen cries #metoo with nothing but her word to back it up, Jonas is left to sort out a mystery that could destroy the career of a man who may be innocent .

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Hawke’s Discovery

Hints of a dark secret from the past could easily upend the gubernatorial election in Vermont, putting Jonas on the spot in the latest Jonas Hawke novel.

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Reading for Presidents’ Day

Presidents’ Day 2021 couldn’t land at a more auspicious time. The divisions in the country, including the just concluded impeachment trial, put a bigger spotlight on past presidential actions even as current-day crises (Covid, the economy, climate change, inequality) make it more important than ever to get future presidential actions...

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Rediscovering William Kelley

Book clubs come in many shapes and serve many purposes. Some are purely social, an excuse to get together and catch up on life, and, oh, by the way, what did you think of this month’s book. Others are dead serious, brought together by interest in a specific subject or...

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Lily King’s Writers & Lovers scored a place in many “Best Books of 2020” lists, and deservedly so. It’s funny and witty and real and poignant in ways that will hit home with anyone who picks it up. And it will give you much to think about when you put...

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Wonderful short story from Jhumpa Lahiri in New Yorker.
“Casting Shadows” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/15/casting-shadows?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker&utm_social-type=earned via @NewYorker

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