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'Trials Of The Earth' Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Pioneer Life

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Novel Explores The Fierce And Frenzied World Of Competitive Gymnastics

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'The Dream Life Of Astronauts' Is A Journey To Emotional Deep Space

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'Underground Airlines' Is An Extraordinary Work Of Alternate History

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

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'In The Darkroom' Explores The Concept Of Identity — Both Fixed And Fluid

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In 'Homegoing,' A Saga Of A Family United By Blood, Separated By Slavery

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4 First-Rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound

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'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth

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A Dying Coal Town Falls Into 'Fracking Frenzy' In 'Heat & Light'

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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

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From A Whaling Ship To A Mysterious Painting, New Novels Deliver Big Thrills

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A Clash Of Manners And Monsters In Edna O'Brien's 'Little Red Chairs'

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This Novel Doesn't Find Meaning In Cancer, It Gives Its Malevolence Full Due

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Mysterious Keys Unlock Surreal Landscapes In 'What Is Yours Is Not Yours'

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