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To Speak, Perchance To 'Dream In Chinese'
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Paretsky's PI Uncovers Murder In Chicago
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These Roller Skating Women Get 'Down And Derby'
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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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Feminist 'Franzenfreude' Over Raves For 'Freedom'
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Moving 'Beyond Katrina' Through Poetry And Prose
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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. Greg Martin hide caption

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An Alphabetical Urban Tour Teaches 'Barrio ABCs'
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Jack Clark's pulp mystery was inspired by his years of driving customers around Chicago after hours. Courtesy Jack Clark hide caption

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Pay The Cab Fare ... And Meet The Author, Too
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Caroline Richard Simon holds Elise Simon, 11 months old, on the day her adoption was approved by Chinese officials in Nanchang. Courtesy of Scott Simon hide caption

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Scott Simon's Family: 'In Praise Of Adoption'
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James Baldwin, an American novelist, essayist, playwright and poet, grew up in New York City but moved to France in 1948. AP hide caption

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American Lives: James Baldwin, 'Lifting The Veil'
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Natasha Trethewey and her brother Joe stand in front of Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island, Miss., circa 1999. Courtesy of the author hide caption

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Mississippi Meditation: A Poet Looks 'Beyond Katrina'
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