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The Pull of the Past I asked: What books influenced you when you were growing up? You replied: Nancy Drew mysteries. “I wanted to be a detective. Now I’m an art historian and art appraiser—an art detective!” Under the Lilacs. … Continue reading

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Name That Book “What books influenced you as a child?” Good question. I’d never really given it any thought, so when someone asked me that recently, I didn’t have a ready answer. Then I remembered Mrs. Babcock, the librarian at … Continue reading

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Where Bookivores Gather I love ink on paper. On two spectacular fall days last weekend, thousands of others who feel the same way I do turned out for the 2012 National Book Festival. There was something for everyone. More than … Continue reading

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Echoes As I remember 9/11 (not that I could ever forget), I also recall 9/16, an earlier day of violence and tragedy in the financial district of New York. Just after noon on September 16, 1920, a huge explosion created … Continue reading

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