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Adam Van Doren Paints Yale

Books: ‘The Stones of Yale’

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Rocking Out at The Golden Dance Party

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You don’t need to be a dancer to enjoy Henry Alford’s book, “And Then We Danced: A Voyage Into the Groove.” But if you’ve ever felt the buzz that comes from executing a successful swing-dance move or that walking-on-air glow after any good workout, you may have the potential to become “a gentleman dancer” like him, or maybe just a happy living-room dancer bouncing around to classic Motown.

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What Does It Mean to Dress Like a Woman?

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God Stands Up For Geeks In Winchester’s Latest

Books: 'The Perfectionists’

Simon Winchester is a crack storyteller, as anyone who has read “The Professor and the Madman” will remember, and a sharp-eyed researcher who finds bright nuggets of information in odd corners of our dusty past.

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A House Rich With Memories and Gifts

Books: ‘Friends Bearing Gifts’

For Marcel Proust, madeleines, dipped in hot tea, prompted the flood of memories that became the seven volumes of “Remembrance of Things Past.” For Joseph Cicio, it is everything in his stunning Warren, Conn. house — furniture, art, bibelots, especially gifts from the battalions of friends he made over the years — that prompted his first book, “Friends Bearing Gifts,” which will be available in June.

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Truth and Lies In Polar Exploration

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When Commander Robert Peary, newly returned from a dash toward the North Pole, lectured at the Village Hall in Norfolk, Conn., in February 1907, a crowd of 600 filled the building to overflowing. 
“A tall man, with a large frame and a pleasing manner of address,” according to the town paper, he had turned back within 3 degrees of his goal: “’I looked around at the drawn faces of my companions and at the skeleton dogs, and feeling that the limit of human and canine endurance had been reached, started back for the ship.’”

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Four Women Who Changed The World

Books: ‘Visionary Women’

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Twentieth Century Boy Grows Up

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Local Author Pens Children’s Novel

Books: ‘The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley’

Writing for children can mean writing about a child, writing for a child, or, sometimes, writing like a chid.  April Stevens has written an engaging novel about a singularly charming offbeat character by  thinking like this particular child. Without condescending or resorting to child-speak, she writes about being an 11-year-old girl.  Simple, everyday things happen in this quiet significant middle-grade book. But, for this child and the reader, they are monumental. 

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Interview With André Aciman

Books: ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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