Laura Ingalls Wilder entertained generations of children with her Little House series, which was loosely based on her family's pioneering life. Her memoir, Pioneer Girl, was published in 2014. South Dakota State Historical Society hide caption

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Novelist Robert Stone during a 2013 interview in New York to promote his book Death of the Black-Haired Girl. Stone's literary agent, Neil Olson, told The Associated Press that Stone died Saturday at his home in Key West, Fla. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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