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Happy Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day.

As the air turns brisk, leaves dance and the pace quickens in anticipation, and many students start a brand new year of learning which inspires me to gather a stack of books to read.  Start with six volumes that span eras and genres, from Henry James’ iconic The Portrait of a Lady to Kim Gordon’s rock-and-roll memoir Girl in a Band. Play It As It Lays turns a gimlet eye to 1960s America, while The Titled Americans tells an aristocratic tale that spans two countries, three generations and 100 years. Hemingway explores the artistic and intellectual soul of 1920s Paris in A Moveable Feast, and Casino Royale conjures a fictional French resort, and introduces a daring and debonair spy named Bond (James Bond).

What are you reading now?  Today feels like a good day to take some time off and to create a stack of books to read as we turn a page this month of September.

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