Commuting back and forth to Center City Philadelphia by train, I notice many people absorbed in reading. Beyond the daily newspaper consumers, there are a host of book readers. Unfortunately, judging by the book jackets, too many are indulging in bodice-ripping romances or the "Find Mr. Right and Never Have to Work Again" (or commute by train) variety. And then there's a slim group of serious fiction readers. The man to my right, as I scribble notes, is in the latter category. He is finishing A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy.
Ann Henderson Hart is a freelance writer and editor, and a staff writer for Modern Reformation.
Issue: "The New Spiritualities" May/June 2008 Vol. 17 No. 3 Page number(s): 46-47
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