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Banks on Wilder

February 18, 2010 Washington, DC "Bridge over railway tracks" by Rob Patrick from Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/alkalinezoo/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ) In his 1991 novel The Sweet Hereafter , Russell Banks explores how a tragic schoolbus accident affects the lives of the survivors. In this excerpt...