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'Equilaterial': Martians, Oil And A Hole In The Desert
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Patricia Volk is an essayist, novelist and memoirist. She grew up in a restaurant-owning family in New York City. Random House hide caption

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Beauty Marks: Patricia Volk's Lessons In Womanhood
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'Burgess Boys' Family Saga Explores The Authenticity Of Imperfection
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The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive
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'Lean In': Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women
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A Fiendish Fly Recalls Kafka In 'Jacob's Folly'
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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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