Rachel Syme Rachel Syme is a frequent contributor to NPR Books. She is the former culture editor of The Daily Beast, and has written and edited for Elle, Radar, Page Six Magazine, Jane, the New York Observer, The Millions, and GQ.

Tina Fey signs copies of Bossypants at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 8, 2011 in New York City. Fey appeared last night in Washington, D.C. Jim Spellman/Getty Images hide caption

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A book cover from the old Sweet Valley High series featuring stylish Jessica and studious Elizabeth. Double Love was the first of over 150 books in the series, introducing the twins — and love interest Todd Wilkins.   hide caption

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Twin Drama Returns in 'Sweet Valley Confidential'

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Danielle Evans' short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self was published by Riverhead in September. She is currently working on a novel. Nina Subin hide caption

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Listen to Jaimy Gordon read from 'Lord of Misrule'

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Listen to Karen Tei Yamashita read from 'I Hotel'

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