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Book review: “Quartet in Autumn” by Barbara Pym

Book review: “Quartet in Autumn” by Barbara Pym

It’s the mid-1970s, central London, and four people in their 60s, two men and two men, have been working together for two or three years in a small office doing a clerkish job of some sort. Their building which also houses the organization for which they work and the room in which they work is

Book review: “Quartet in Autumn” by Barbara Pym
Book review: “Quartet in Autumn” by Barbara Pym

It’s the mid-1970s, central London, and four people in their 60s, two men...

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Book review: “The Skull Beneath the Skin” by P.D. James
Book review: “The Skull Beneath the Skin” by P.D. James

In the dark night and under the icy water, Cordelia Gray, lungs bursting, is...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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