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Review: Late Bay Area journalist’s poetic memoir ‘Circle Way’ brings her journalist father’s melancholy into focus

In an artful writer’s hands, a memoir can become an acutely intimate unveiling of sorts, a peeling back of time, circumstances and events that manages to zero in on the quintessence of an individual human life. The late journalist Mary Ann Hogan’s highly unusual, poetic and evocative “Circle Way,” titled for the beloved Mill Valley home she grew up in and returned to in adulthood, accomplishes that and more.