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The Slowness of a Good Book

Dave Plunkert for The Chronicle Review

November 04, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

This summer I read War and Peace at the playground, while keeping an eye on my two-and-a-half-year-old son as he raced around, splashed in the fountain, and built sand castles. A good part of the time, of course, I wasn't reading, but helping him...

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