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Feature Thu Dec 02 2010

What We're Reading: Bridge of San Luis Rey

What We're Reading is a monthly column that asks Chicagoans about the books they're currently enjoying (or not).

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sanluis.jpgWhat are you reading?
Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

What's it about (in 20 words or less)?
Early 18th-century Lima: an iconic Incan rope bridge collapes, killing five people. A friar witnessess the collapse and sets about to record the lives of the dead.

What drew you to this book?
Small enough to fit in my pocket.

What kind of person would you recommend it to?
Deceased.

Who's your favorite author right now?
The 23-year-old Oxford grads who write the Economist.

What's your favorite place to read in Chicago or its environs?
Buses and trains.

 
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