Maximilian Uriarte wrote and illustrated The White Donkey, a graphic novel that highlights the tedium of deployment. "I think you can get a lot more nuance, a lot more meaning out of a story that isn't based in some kind of grand battle," he says. Courtesy of Little Brown and Co. hide caption

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Soldiers Turned Authors Want You To Know: Our Books Don't Speak For All Vets

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Novel Explores The Fierce And Frenzied World Of Competitive Gymnastics

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The Unsung Heroine Who Helped Shape 'Suicide Squad'

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Detroit Bookseller Picks 3 Nonfiction Books For Your Summer

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Sophisticated ways of tracking reading habits give publishers hard data that reveals the kinds of books people want to read. But a veteran editor says numbers only go so far in telling the story. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Publishers' Dilemma: Judge A Book By Its Data Or Trust The Editor's Gut?

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Midnight Release Party Summons Muggles For Eighth Harry Potter Installment

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Walter Mosley On The Stories Of LA Told Through Easy Rawlins

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Can Serialized Fiction Convert Binge Watchers Into Binge Readers?

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Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)." Santi Visalli/Getty Images hide caption

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3 Books To Take On Your Summer Getaway

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Woman Marries Man Who Got Her Attention With Tweets

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'Ask Polly' Columnist Tells Advice-Seekers 'How To Be A Person In The World'

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'Like Water For Chocolate' Author Is Out With A Crime Thriller

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'The Panama Papers' Book: Inside The Ping Heard 'Round The World

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