Midwestern Memoir Tracks 'Flyover Lives' Of Author's Forebears

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On This Spanish Slave Ship, Nothing Was As It Seemed

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Chang-rae Lee Stretches For Dystopic Drama, But Doesn't Quite Reach

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Empty Nester In 'The Woods': A Modern Dantean Journey

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A Critic Tours 'Echo Spring,' Home Of Beloved Boozy Writers

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Need A Read? Here Are Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2013

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Thanksgivukkah Stress Getting You Down? Here's A Literary Escape Plan

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A 'Marriage', A Divorce, A Dying Dog And Essays Done Right

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'Self-Help Messiah' Dale Carnegie Gets A Second Life In Print

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Dickensian Ambition And Emotion Make 'Goldfinch' Worth The Wait

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If You're Looking To Read 'Lady Things,' Choose Jezebel Over Jones

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Meet Ben's Sister Jane, History's Forgotten Franklin

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Out Of Lahiri's Muddy 'Lowland,' An Ambitious Story Soars

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Introducing 'Miss Anne,' The White Women Of A Black Renaissance

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From McDermott, An Extraordinary Story Of An Ordinary 'Someone'

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