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Book Report: Works from 'special' author, Altoona author

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Two memoirs today: One from down south; the other from close by.

"House of Prayer No. 2," by Mark Richard (Doubleday, $23.95), is a honey of a book.

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Richard tells the story of a "special" kid. "Special" is what they called people with disabilities in the deep south. Writer Richard is such a person. He was born with bad hips and was told early on that he would be wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life.

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