November 2019

When you think of great writers from our state, Mark Twain is undoubtedly the first name to come to mind. But the "father of American literature" is just the first page in the story of Connecticut writers, a canon which is much wider, more diverse and yes, more revolutionary than many of us are aware. Also in this issue: If you're dreading the coming snow, start planning a respite now with a Caribbean island getaway; and an essay by a Vietnam veteran who, a half century after dropping out of college, fulfilled a promise to himself to return and finish his degree.

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Like it or not, winter is coming. For chilly New Englanders, few things beat a body- and soul-warming trip to the Caribbean. But choosing the perfect island destination can send shivers down anyone’s spine. Whenever I search for a rejuvenating island getaway, a set of travel-tested criteria …

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It was the day before Carolee Carmello was to take over the national tour of Hello, Dolly! and be in front of an audience for the first time in the title role. And what was most on her mind? “Don’t trip, don’t trip, don’t trip,” she says, laughing on the phone from Kansas City where the late…

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