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By Nick Taylor

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About this blog: This blog is a place for conversation about books. I post reviews of what I'm reading--lots of contemporary fiction, but also classics and the occasional work of narrative nonfiction. I am always looking for new books to read, so ...  (More)

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Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
Jan 20, 2015 8:44 pm
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As expected, last week's announcement by Pope Francis that he intends to canonize the Franciscan missionary Junípero Serra later this year has drawn sharp reactions... More
Pope Francis to Canonize Father Junípero Serra
Jan 15, 2015 11:29 am
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Reuters, ... More
Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
Dec 8, 2014 3:16 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,439

I love this time of year, not because of the holidays per se, but because I get to buy tons of books without feeling guilty about it. Over the next couple of weeks... More
Baseball and Books - What's the Connection?
Sep 30, 2014 9:35 pm
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I'm strange. Years ago this used to bother me, but ever since I got serious about writing, I stopped worrying about my incongruities. I'm oddly shaped. I don't prefer... More
Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang
Sep 29, 2014 2:12 pm
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Every year, the Steinbeck Fellows program at San Jose State honors three emerging writers with a ten-thousand-dollar stipend... More
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Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 3,127 views

New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,459 views

Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,860 views

SENIOR FOCUS: How deciding when to move into a retirement community is a little like trying to time the stock market
By Max Greenberg | 5 comments | 1,149 views

Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
By Nick Taylor | 11 comments | 1,071 views