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Week of January 16, 2012

The narrator of David Levithan’s THE LOVER’S DICTIONARY has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple.

In VENETIA KELLY’S TRAVELING SHOW by Frank Delaney, Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside in 1932. After two hours, Ben’s father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe’s magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan.