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Put Down Your E-Reader: This Book Is Better In Print

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A Lifetime Of Love In 'My Husband And My Wives'

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Exclusive First Read: Lehane's 'Live By Night'

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First Read: Helprin's 'In Sunlight And In Shadow'

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In 'Season,' One Plantation's Double Murder Mystery

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Renaissance CSI: Machiavelli-Da Vinci Detective Duo

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A Father's Decades-Old Bedtime Story Is Back In Print

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'End Of Men' Heralds New Era Of Female Dominance

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