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Three Books On Entering Strange New Worlds
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A Harsh Tale Of War, But An Unforgettable Read
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David Cassidy, star of the television show The Partridge Family, walks down a road in London in 1974. Allison Pearson's new novel I Think I Love You tells the story of a teenage girl in love with the American pop singer. Ellidge/Ellidge/ Getty Images hide caption

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'I Think I Love You,' David Cassidy
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Johanna Adorjan, author of An Exclusive Love, was born in Stockholm and now lives in Berlin. She is an editor of the culture section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and also writes theater and screenplay works. Peter von Felbert hide caption

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Teju Cole, author of Open City, grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and now lives in New York. He has worked as a photographer, and studied early Netherlandish art. Open City is his first novel. Teju Cole hide caption

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An Immigrant's Quest For Identity In The 'Open City'
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Karen Russell was born in Miami and now lives in New York. The story of Swamplandia! first appeared in "Ava Wrestles the Alligator," from Russell's collection of short stories, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, published in 2006. Michael Lionstar hide caption

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Wrestling Gators And Language In 'Swamplandia!'
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Visiting Rodney Crowell's Dark, Raucous Childhood
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A Lack Of Rigor Leaves Students 'Adrift' In College
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