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Life Outside the Pages: 'A Chance Meeting'

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Life Outside the Pages: 'A Chance Meeting'

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Life Outside the Pages: 'A Chance Meeting'

Life Outside the Pages: 'A Chance Meeting'

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Rachel Cohen's book A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967 describes encounters — sometimes fleeting, sometimes influential — between such luminaries as Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, for example, or Richard Avedon and James Baldwin. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and Cohen.