Agatha Christie, seen here in 1946, removes a book from the shelf at Greenway House, the home from which Jennifer Grant bought the trunk six decades later at an estate sale. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nicholas Sparks attends the Professional Bull Riders 2014 Monster Energy Invitational VIP Party. A film adaptation of Sparks' novel The Best of Me is scheduled to be in theaters on Oct. 17. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon recently premiered its new dramedy Transparent. The massive retailer is banking on its original TV content to rope in new customers. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios hide caption

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Nancy Becker, an Amazon employee in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, speaks at a protest rally outside the company's headquarters in Seattle in December. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Brazilian chef Alex Atala, whose restaurant, D.O.M., is ranked among the top 10 in the world, was named one of the most influential people by Time magazine this year. Cassio Vasconcellos/AP hide caption

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