Amy Chua is the author of two books on globalization and democracy and is a professor at Yale Law School. Courtesy Penguin Press/ hide caption

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Tiger Mothers: Raising Children The Chinese Way

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This undated photo shows William Trevor, author of Cheating at Canasta, Love and Summer and other collections and novels. Jerry Bauer/AP hide caption

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William Trevor: A Short-Story Master's Life Work

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Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2010

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Laura Hillenbrand is also the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend. The book inspired the Academy Award-nominated film Seabiscuit. Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Unbroken' Spirit Of An Ordinary Hero

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'Franklin And Eleanor': A Marriage Ahead Of Its Time

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Dinaw Mengestu is also the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978, he moved with his family to the United States in 1980. David Burnett hide caption

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From Dinaw Mengestu, A 'How To' With Few Answers

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Narratives Of Grief Fill Krauss' 'Great House'

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'Bovary' Translation Does 'Le Mot Juste' Justice

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In a now famous moment during the 2008 presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton fought back tears after an undecided voter asked her how she managed to keep at it, day after day. Above, Clinton responds to a reporter's question about that uncharacteristic display of emotion. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'Girls Don't Cry': Beware 'Campaigning While Female'

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Fair Or Not, 'Freedom' Has Earned Its Accolades

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Giving 'Charlie Chan' A Second Chance

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Published in 1968, The Laughing Policeman is the fourth in the Martin Beck detective series by Swedish husband-and-wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. hide caption

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Larsson's Just The Tip Of The Nordic Literary Iceberg

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'Cookbook Collector': Updated Austen Hits The Spot

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A 'Thousand Autumns' In The Land Of The Rising Sun

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