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Coffee Talk, 2.17

On Sunday the New York Times ran a nice tribute to Kate McClelland and Kathy Krasniewicz in the paper's Connecticut section. The two well-known and well-loved Connecticut children's librarians were killed in a traffic accident on their way to the Denver airport after January's meeting of the American Library Association.

Also in the Sunday New York Times, Monica Edinger reviewed The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, which won the Newbery award. Monica blogs at Educating Alice.

Author and Nobel peace-prize winner Elie Wiesel's foundation was one of Madoff's clients. Full story at USA Today.

Tina Nichols Coury runs a short interview with moi at Tales from the Rushmore Kid. Thanks, Tina!


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Thanks for the link to the article about the librarians. That was truly a lovely and moving tribute to two fine women.

Elaine, I thought it was nice, too. What a very sad story.

What a beautiful tribute to those women. Their enthusiasm and passion for children and children's literature really inspires. A tragic loss.

So tragic, isn't it? I believe the driver that hit them was drunk--at 10 in the morning. Very, very sad all the way around.

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