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Conversation Starters: 2011's Top 5 Book Club Picks

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Speak, Memory: 'An Ending' That Uncovers The Past

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The fourth time is the charm for Julian Barnes, winner of this year's Man Booker Prize. Barnes, 65, was shortlisted for the Booker three times in the past: for Arthur and George in 2005, England, England in 1998 and Flaubert's Parrot in 1984.

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The Birth of a Detective: 'Arthur and George'

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