Ryan

The Doves of War

By a wide margin, my best “read” last month was a children’s book of a mere thirty-two pages; it arrived as a present from a friend. I unwrapped it with a touch of suspicion—a mild wariness. True, I’m not as sharp as I once was. (That umbrella left behind in the restaurant; that famous person whose name somehow won’t come forward on the tongue.) But—a children’s book. H’mm. A gentle hint? Reassurance came within the first couple of pages; absorption and delight followed all the way to the end. I was reading the true story of what was surely the…

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