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The Examined Life

Almost paradise

By Joshua Glenn
Globe Columnist / August 15, 2004

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IN BOSTON MAGAZINE'S 2004 "Best Places to Live" issue, Concord ranked a dismal 91st in the "Best Bang for Your Buck" category, and was singled out as an example of how a town's historical cachet can make its real estate absurdly expensive. Back in 1842, however, writes Lexington-based independent scholar Philip McFarland in his new book, "Hawthorne in Concord" (Grove) ... (Full Article: 356 Words)

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