Dorothea Lange's 'Migrant Mother' Inspires The Story Of 'Mary Coin'

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Karen Russell's 'Vampires' Deserve The Raves

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A Soured Student-Teacher Friendship Threatens 'Everything'

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Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice' At 200

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How A 'Madwoman' Upended A Literary Boys Club

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George Saunders' previous books include In Persuasion Nation and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. He won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2006. Basso Cannarsa/Courtesy Random House hide caption

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George Saunders Lives Up To The Hype

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'A Grain Of Truth' About Memory And Modern Poland

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10 Books To Help You Recover From A Tense 2012

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At Home With Dickens And Louisa May Alcott

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Hungry Hearts And Family Matters In 'Middlesteins'

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Ian McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth' Leaves A Sour Taste

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Richard Russo was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Empire Falls. His other novels include Mohawk and The Risk Pool. Elena Seibert/Courtesy of Knopf hide caption

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Caring For Mom, Dreaming Of 'Elsewhere'

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