Time Out: The Beauty of J. A. Baker’s “The Peregrine”

By Cynthia Zarin

Last fall, like many people, I felt overwhelmed. A friend I loved had died at the end of the summer, and I had quarrelled with and parted from another. I found myself unable to unhitch from the four or five or six news feeds that I was checking daily, then hourly, and I was travelling a lot. In the middle of October, a friend gave me a book, or I should say that he appeared to. One evening after a visit, I found a book that I did not recognize on a side table with a note inside, written in my friend’s tiny ant-track handwriting: “I think you may hate this but on the other hand you might not.”

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