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December 17, 2012

Bet you can't not read

This summer I read Outside Looking In, a memoir by Garry Wills, whose Pulitzer-winning Lincoln at Gettysburg and What Jesus Meant are also on my to-read list. Wills is difficult, if not impossible, to classify as a writer. Is he a classicist? journalist? pundit? biographer? The label that may fit him best is now an old-fashioned one: public intellectual. But he himself uses a different word: bookworm.

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Three great recent Christmas books

’Tis the season for Christmas readings. For the moment, let's leave aside justly revered classics like A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, or A Child's Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas. Here are three more recent Christmas books that have captured my heart because they capture the beauty of Christmas.

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