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Book Report: What readers crave: Clear, lively wordplay

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Today we'll examine two new books that have to do with good writing by writers who are indeed very good.

One such writer is Verlyn Klinkenborg, who burst onto the literary scene 30 years ago.


Nowadays he writes editorial pieces for the New York Times. But 30 years ago he was teaching at Carleton College, and so I reviewed his first book simply because it had Minnesota connections.

I was bowled over.

The book was called "Making Hay."

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