Four books open window on new world

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 2:13 a.m.

Book cover for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, “presented” by Sonny Liew.

Book cover for The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, “presented” by Sonny Liew.

Beauty ensnares the heart. It doesn't have to explain, it just is. It darts into our frame of reference and is instantly and totally registered. Why? George Santayana supposed there was "in our very nature a very radical and widespread tendency to observe beauty, and to value it."

Book cover for Brian Doyle’s "Chicago".

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