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In 'TransAtlantic,' The Flight Is Almost Too Smooth

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'Beside Ourselves' Explores Human-Animal Connections

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U.S. Navy sailors form a ceremonial guard at a wreath-laying ceremony to memorialize the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor and pay tribute to the veterans of World War II in front of the Lone Sailor statue at the Naval Memorial in Washington, D.C., in December 2003. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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After WWII, A Letter Of Appreciation That Still Rings True

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Coming To 'Americanah': Two Tales Of Immigrant Experience

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Gail Godwin, whose latest novel is Flora, has been a finalist for the National Book Award and a Guggenheim fellow. David Hermon/Bloomsbury Press hide caption

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Godwin's 'Flora': A Tale Of Remorse That Creeps Under Your Skin

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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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