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'Only Child': A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope

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'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman'

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In 'Down The River,' Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

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'Piecing Me Together' Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

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In 'Freshwater,' A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves

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'An American Marriage' Came Together After A Trip To The Mall

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Steve Coll's 'Directorate S' Looks At Narrative Of CIA After 2001

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Long Haul Trucker Was 'Completely Seduced' By The Open Road

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Steve Bannon Sees #MeToo As An 'Existential Threat' To Trump, Journalist Says

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'Videocracy' Looks At What Makes A Video Go Viral

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At 80, Judy Blume Reflects On Feminism, #MeToo And Keeping Margaret 12

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'Text Me When You Get Home'

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In 'Heart Berries,' An Indigenous Woman's Chaotic Coming-Of-Age

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In 'Catnip,' Love And Loss Sketched Out In Cat Cartoons

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The History Of Chicago's Public Housing In 'High-Risers'

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What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

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After 16 Years, Afghanistan War Is 'At Best A Grinding Stalemate,' Journalist Says

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Former Agent Says, 'Border Patrol Does Good Work ... But There's Tension There'

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After 17 Brushes With Death, A Writer Reflects On Coming 'Back From The Brink'

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In 'The Afterlives,' Holograms And Ghosts Give Meaning To Life After Death

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