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Joanne Diaz is the author of My Favorite Tyrants and The Lessons, and, with Ian Morris, she is the co-editor of The Little Magazine in Contemporary America. She teaches at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Keep turning past the old town hall, which is the new library, then the old library, which is now the senior center.