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Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?

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Midwestern Memoir Tracks 'Flyover Lives' Of Author's Forebears

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English novelist George Eliot (1819 - 1880), pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, poses for a photograph. Hulton Archive /Getty Images hide caption

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A New Look At George Eliot That's Surprisingly Approachable

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On This Spanish Slave Ship, Nothing Was As It Seemed

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Movie Buff Or Not, There's Something 'Beautiful' About Hollywood

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'Speculation' Shows Good Stories Come In Small Packages, Too

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All The Varieties Of Love And Madness, On Display In 'Carthage'

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