The January Reader’s Review panel discusses John Irving’s touching and comic novel about a very unusual little boy who believes he has a mission to serve in life.


  • E. Ethelbert Miller poet; director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, Board Chair of the Institute for Policy Study. And author of the forthcoming book "On Saturdays I Santana With You."
  • Leslie Maitland former New York Times reporter.
  • Jackson Bryer professor emeritus of English at the University of Maryland and co-editor of "Dear Scott, Dear Zelda" (St. Martin's Press)
  • The Right Reverand Jane Holmes Dixon The Right Reverend Jane Holmes Dixon, retired Episcopal Bishop of Washington, Pro-tempore.

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