Former New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer is the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works. Nina Subin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Laura Florand's new novel concerns a romance between a French chocolatier and an American candy-bar magnate. Nikki deGroot/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Writer Karin Slaughter has seen the fallout of some of Atlanta's most gruesome crimes and most dramatic transitions. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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In 2001, Sally Koslow's then 25-year-old son moved back home after graduating from college. Jim Tierney hide caption

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