At the Heart of It

At the Heart of It“In contrast to the popular image of the journalist as a marauding itinerant, Harrington settles in with his subjects. As a result he is often on hand at odd moments to capture critical exchanges, such as the conversation at a child’s bedtime or the moment the zucchini boats leave the oven. He is that rare reporter who treats everyone he encounters with what appears to be infinite respect.”  — Madeleine Blais

Delving into the everyday lives of ordinary people, Walt Harrington skillfully draws the reader into an intimate relationship with the men and women profiled in this powerful collection of stories — people like V.I. Smith, a homicide detective; Deane Guy, a stock car racer; Jackie Jordan, a social worker in family services; and Sheri D’Amato, a girls’ soccer coach.

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