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Huge pine cones decorate the mantel. Woven paisley shawls have been tucked with subtle care over the arms of the chaise and the sofa. In the dining room, the walls are covered with prints of jesters, clowns, acrobats. Half a dozen individual brass candlesticks stand in an uneven circle in the center of the long table, looking like a group of guests who have just stopped dancing and are waiting for the music to begin again. Enter the fiction of Maureen Howard and you find yourself surrounded by pieces of the world. Using the embracing form of the almanac to shape her novel, Maureen draws anecdotes and paradoxes from such historical figures as Benjamin Franklin, William James, and Gertrude Stein, mixing the diverse voices to explore the effects of hindsight and the illusions of prophecy.
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He died in Hollywood in , a has-been at the age of He told me about it, laughing bitterly. What a difference a few decades make. The Great Gatsby now tops many lists of The Great American Novels and is soldered to high school curricula across the land. Tickets in the Washington, D.