A Gem from a Master: Absent Without Leave

Absent without Leave: Two Novellas
Heinrich Böll

On a visit to my friend Joan’s upstate home in August I found myself doing what I always do–perusing her bookshelves in hopes of finding something unexpected. As I trolled the shelves I found myself wondering why my shelves were laden with social science, history and the like and hers with  literature. And I found myself remembering a now decade-old conversation Continue reading

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