Portuguese author Jose Saramago did not start writing fiction until late in life, but he produced more than a dozen novels. On Friday, Saramago died at his home in the Canary Islands after a long illness. He is pictured above in 1997. Bengt Eurenius/AP hide caption

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M.J. Rose is the author of the best-selling Reincarnationist series and the founder AuthorBuzz.com, a marketing company for authors. Mary Regan hide caption

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The flower show Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, at the New York Botanical Garden, re-creates a 19th- century-style New England garden. John Peden hide caption

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The flower show Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, at the New York Botanical Garden, re-creates a 19th- century-style New England garden. John Peden hide caption

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An archive photo of Bellevue Hospital, the home of the tiny Bellevue Literary Press, which published Paul Harding's Tinkers. Courtesy of Bellevue Hospital Center Archives hide caption

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