Should we keep a distance from the people we serve?

Title

Needle Biopsy

Author

Updike, John

Type

Reading

Overview

John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He is the author of 22 novels (including the famous Rabbit series), fifteen books of short fiction, seven collections of…

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Title

Old Woman Magoun

Author

Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins

Type

Reading

Overview

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman began writing in the 1880s. Much of her work concerns the daily realities of life in the provincial New England towns of that era. She is valued today for her insight into the…

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Title

The Gift

Author

Parker, Ian

Type

Reading

Overview

British writer Ian Parker lives in New York and writes for the New Yorker. "The Gift" is the true story of Zell Kravinsky, a real-estate mogul and philanthropist who liquidated his real-estate…

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Title

Dry Dock

Author

Sutherland, Margaret

Type

Reading

Overview

Margaret Sutherland, a native of New Zealand and author of several novels and short story collections, sets this story at a "grim, nineteenth-century reminder of a hospital" where the story’s…

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Title

Measuring the Jump

Author

Eggers, Dave

Type

Reading

Overview

Dave Eggers rocketed to fame with his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000). He also founded the literary journal, McSweeny’s, noted for its dry humor, cleverness,…

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