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Bright Precious Thing

Sitting with Gail Caldwell’s memoir Bright Precious Thing feels like an invitation into her own heart and soul.

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Review of ‘Bright Precious Thing’

At a Cambridge, Massachusetts, bookstore several years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Gail Caldwell paused her reading to say, “There’s a lot of heart and soul in this room, and I would like to share the evening with you.” Sitting with her memoir Bright Precious Thing feels like an invitation into her own heart and soul. With a…

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