Laid low by the flu, right when I’d planned to get writing about the new Tobias Wolff and a non-fiction book about teaching literature at West Point.  Without having finished either, I can say both are worth looking into – the Wolff has twenty-one stories from previous collections and ten new stories, and well it’s Tobias Wolff, and the Samet non-fiction book is an interesting look at the minds of cadets, working to be open to literature and forming their own opinions in an environment that pretty much squishes that independent thought in every other way. 

I’ll try to write more about them later this week.  All I can muster for now is a few site design tweaks and a small political endorsement.  Yes, we can.


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