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Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan

Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan

Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan Published more than half a century ago, John Donovan’s Wild in the World is an exquisitely imagined, delicately rendered novel, terse and forlorn, a fable of the human condition. No time or space is wasted in this 94-page book, totaling about 22,000 words.  Consider its first

Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan
Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan

Book review: “Wild in the World” by John Donovan Published more than half a...

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Book review: “The Fabulous Clipjoint” by Fredric Brown
Book review: “The Fabulous Clipjoint” by Fredric Brown

Fredric Brown’s murder mystery The Fabulous Clipjoint, first published in...

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Book review: “The Mirror and the Light” by Hilary Mantel
Book review: “The Mirror and the Light” by Hilary Mantel

Thomas Cromwell, newly named Earl of Essex, is walking at three in the...

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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 ten 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.

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