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Arlington Reads 2014

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Dazed and Confused: Writers on Boomer Angst

Arlington Reads 2014 takes on a complicated generation with “Dazed and Confused: Two Great Writers on Boomer Angst,” featuring two authors noted for an economy of words and a keen realism.

This spring Arlington Public Library’s annual one-theme, one-community initiative will focus on the fiction writing of Ann Beattie and Richard Ford, authors who explore seemingly unremarkable situations with characters who share an underlying ambivalence about commitments, careers, relationships and themselves.

Irony and disappointment may never be far off but the storytelling is always compassionate, always intelligent, always inspiring.