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Amy Tan (pictured with her family in 1959) found startling information about her parents while sifting through a treasure trove of family papers. Courtesy of Amy Tan hide caption

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Amy Tan Revisits The Roots Of Her Writing Career In 'Where The Past Begins'

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Chris Jackson And The Book Industry's Attempts To Diversify

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British Writer Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

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No Shortlist Of Nominees For The Nobel Prize In Literature

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In 'Forest Dark,' A Building In Israel Connects 2 Searching Souls

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Conservative Publisher Quits 'NYT' Best-Seller List

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John le Carré, whose real name is David Cornwell, once worked as a British intelligence officer. His 1974 novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, also centers on George Smiley. Kirsty Wigglesworth/dapd/AP hide caption

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In 'A Legacy Of Spies,' John Le Carré Goes Back Out In 'The Cold'

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The Library of Congress is home to The Alexander Hamilton Papers — a collection of 12,000 items. You can view the documents online. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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I Saved Every Letter You Wrote Me: The Library of Congress Digitizes Hamilton

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Books at Amazon's New York City store are shelved with the covers facing out and organized around features that originated on the website, including "Most Wished For" and "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

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Milo Faust, 1, looks at a book from the Baby University series. Courtesy of Amber Faust hide caption

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Something New For Baby To Chew On: Rocket Science And Quantum Physics

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Author Elin Hilderbrand fell in love with summer as a kid, at the cottage her family rented on Cape Cod. Nina Subin hide caption

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Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

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Denis Johnson, Author Who Wrote 'Jesus' Son,' Dies At 67

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Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

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