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Margaret Mitchell, pictured above in 1941, started writing while recovering from an ankle injury in 1926. She had read her way through most of Atlanta's Carnegie Library, so her husband brought home a typewriter and said: "Write your own book to amuse yourself." The result was Gone with the Wind. Al Aumuller/Telegram & Sun/Library of Congress hide caption

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Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, in a Paris car crash while trying to avoid paparazzi. Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter who has released six albums. Bright's Passage is his first novel. Marcelo Biglia/ hide caption

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Hidden Treasure How-To: Maureen Stanton offers 10 tips for finding valuable antiques and hidden flea market gems. Click here to see her suggestions. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A great white shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Islandin Gansbaai, South Africa. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images hide caption

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Irish author James Joyce, seen here in 1931. AP hide caption

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Clouds move over the Potala Palace in Tibet's Lhasa prefecture. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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