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'The Dante Club'

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'The Dante Club'

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'The Dante Club'

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NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Matthew Pearl, author of the new novel The Dante Club (Random House; ISBN: 0375505296). In this debut work, Pearl, a graduate of two Ivy League schools, puts the intellegentsia to work: poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes and James Russell Lowell become sleuths to solve murders in 19th-century Boston.