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Summer reading: Richard Ford on a summer of toil in Little Rock, 1967

Posted By on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 3:43 PM

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Author Richard Ford has an essay in this week's New Yorker on a 1967 summer job in Little Rock, supervising young people of the Neighborhood Youth Corps.

There's something of a reverse Tom Sawyer tale here. Good reading from the novelist and short story writer whose relationship to a Little Rock hotel operator brought him to Little Rock many times during his youth.

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