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March 9, 2015

How the Back Cover of a Novel Changed My Life

I never saw Peyton Place on television or the big screen (they were before my time) but I’ve heard the comment, “It’s a regular Peyton Place around here!” The paperback book, black with yellow letters, resided on the shelf in my parents’ living room with a collection of Shakespeare’s works and the Arthur Conan Doyle series – both hardbound, with tearing paper covers. Through the 1970s, other books were added to the shelves: Hotel, Jaws, Roots: hefty paperbacks with one-word…

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