Fitzgerald’s 1928: the Never-Ending Story

Noreen Connolly

What does it mean to be adventurous?  Ask town resident Noreen Connolly the next time you see her in Fitzgerald’s.  She received the news while sitting in the office of her oncologist.  When she posed the inevitable question, he said “Go for it!” She had just learned, a woman in her 60’s, that she had won a prize previously reserved for kids in their 20’s — a trip with NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to the developing world.

She recovered fully from the cancer, but never from the trip.

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Fitzgerald’s 1928: Everything Old is New

George Kirsch2

A man came up to me with a book in his hands.

I had just stepped off the field at historic New Bridge Landing after playing a vintage baseball game – no gloves, 1864 rules.  I have my own books to sell so I know how it feels to share work into which you’ve put your soul.  But I could not talk.  I was rushing to an old-style daguerreotype team photo where the pose has to be held for ten minutes.  After that, I could not find him anywhere.   That book is the newest addition to the Fitzgerald’s 1928 Writers’ Bookshelf. 

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