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A Gossipy, Nostalgic History Of A Publishing 'Hothouse'

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'Love Affairs' Of A Hip, Young Literary Hound Dog

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With 'Arrangements' And 'The Rest,' Two Debut Novelists Arrive

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J.K. Rowling recently revealed herself to be the author of the mystery novel The Cuckoo's Calling. Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images hide caption

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The Only Surprise In Rowling's 'Cuckoo's Calling' Is The Author

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Novelist Sara Gran also writes for the HBO show Southland. Deborah Lopez/Houghton Mifflin hide caption

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American Mystery Finds A New Voice On 'The Bohemian Highway'

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Colum McCann's new book imagines the intersections of three historic flights across the Atlantic Ocean. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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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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