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PICTURE THIS: MAMA IN THE MOON

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Some of the items offered in Fadi Kattan's new cookbook Bethlehem: A Celebration of Palestinian Food Ashley Lima/Hardie Grant hide caption

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Chef Fadi Kattan's new cookbook is 'Bethlehem: A Celebration of Palestinian Food'

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Stephen King says finishing one of his stories decades after he started it felt like "calling into a canyon of time." Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Stephen King's new story took him 45 years to write

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Author Jenny Erpenbeck's novel Kairos was named this year's winner of the International Booker Prize. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption

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A German novel about a tortured love affair wins 2024 International Booker Prize

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Years ago, a psychic told Kristen Wiig to move to LA. She left the next day

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Michael McDonald, 72, describes his voice as a "malleable" instrument: "Especially with age, it's like you're constantly renegotiating with it." Timothy White/Sacks & Co. hide caption

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With age and sobriety, Michael McDonald is ready to get personal

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Hold on to your wishes — there's a 'Spider in the Well'

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Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

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Author Miranda July poses next to her novel, "All Fours" Elizabeth Weinberg/Amazon hide caption

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Canadian author Alice Munro as she receives a Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. Peter Muhly/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning short story author, dies at 92

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System of a Down's Serj Tankian on his memoir, why a new album hasn't come since 2005

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