Three Books... Why three? We live in a three-dimensional world, colored with hues that break down into a trio of primary colors. Our souls (according to Plato) and our psyches (according to Freud) are trilithic. Three is a number that allows for conversation, completion, understanding. And so "Three Books..." invites writers to recommend three great reads on a single theme.
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One theme, three great reads

Get That Book Deal: Three Books Tell You How

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Downsized Literary Ladies: All Pluck, But No Luck

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Of Swords And Sorcerers: Books For Magical Escape

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Books Reveal The Mystery Of Modern Iran

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Three Books Explore Lincoln's Complex Genius

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'Lost' Literature: Not Just For Desert Islands

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How To Be Killer At Cocktail Parties

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Three Writers With Charisma, PassionAnd Style

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Crisis Crash Course: High Finance, Low-Jinks

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Can't Get Enough? Books To Feed Your Election Fix

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Angst Lurks Behind The Lawn Mower

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Power Pages: Pitch-Perfect Works Of Political Fiction

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Prodigal Pages Celebrate Many Awkward Returns

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