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Bill Williams

Bill Williams
Bill Williams is a freelance writer in Connecticut, and a former editorial writer for The Hartford Courant. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. He hosts the Greater Hartford Sangha, a local meditation group. He can be reached at billwaw@comcast.net.

Strangers Drowning: A book about dilemmas “do-gooders” face

12/12/15By Bill Williams Sue Hoag and her husband, Hector, felt such compassion for abandoned or sick children, that they adopted 20 boys and girls on top of their own two children. “They were always exhausted and always broke and it was rare that they had any time alone, but they knew that they were needed: they could give love and …

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Book by Sandy Hook teacher lacks emotional depth

10/6/15By Bill Williams Three years ago a young man named Adam Lanza stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and fatally shot 20 students and six staff members, including the principal. When teacher Kaitlin Roig heard gunfire and shattering glass, she immediately herded her 16 first graders into a tiny 3-by-4-foot bathroom — quick thinking that may have …

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