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A look back at one of Diane’s favorite Readers’ Reviews – a discussion of E.B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web.”
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- Susan Richards Shreve author of 12 novels, 26 books for children, co-editor of five anthologies, and professor at George Mason University.
- Ronald Goldfarb attorney, author, and literary agent.
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