Heroes for the Ages

Heroes for the Ages

I was 23. A few weeks earlier, I had quit the newspaper reporting job I had been dreaming about for years, and declared my intent to make a real go at more creative writing, beginning with . . . well, I wasn’t exactly sure. But I had moved four states away from my...
Making Sense of Things

Making Sense of Things

“Books invite us to share in a sustained, subtle, complex system of making sense of things,” Scott Russell Sanders said Tuesday evening during an event hosted by the Plainfield Public Library. He was reading from his essay “Hunger for Books” in the compilation The...