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Printers Row Book Fair: Mary Dempsey with John Updike

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The 22nd Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fairis the Midwest’s largest free outdoor literary event featuring 150 new, used, and antiquarian booksellers and more than 100 captivating programs, including this conversation between Mary Dempsey and John Updike, author of Terrorist.

Recorded Sunday, June 04, 2006 at Chicago Public Library.

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