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Book review: “A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage” by Richard Hughes

Book review: “A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage” by Richard Hughes

For one reason or another, I’ve owned a copy of the Richard Hughes novel A High Wind in Jamaica, for about 40 years, but it wasn’t until the past week that I read it. The book, originally called The Innocent Voyage, was published in 1929, but my paperback isn’t that old.  It was printed, as

Book review: “A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage” by Richard Hughes
Book review: “A High Wind in Jamaica, or The Innocent Voyage” by Richard Hughes

For one reason or another, I’ve owned a copy of the Richard Hughes novel A...

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Book review: “The Black Tower” by P.D. James
Book review: “The Black Tower” by P.D. James

As P.D. James’s 1975 mystery The Black Tower opens, Police Commander Adam...

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Book review: “Night Watch” by Terry Pratchett
Book review: “Night Watch” by Terry Pratchett

Havelock Vetinari, not yet Patrician — in fact, still a student 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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