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Novel Centers On When The Heart Stops Beating But The Brain Remains Active

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Renia Spiegel (left) and her younger sister, now known as Elizabeth Bellak, wade in the Dniester River around 1935. The photo can be seen on the cover of the published edition of Renia's Diary. Courtesy of Elizabeth Bellak/St. Martin's Press hide caption

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Renia Spiegel's Diary Survived The Holocaust. People Are Finally Reading It

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David Cameron Talks Brexit And His 'Greatest Regret' In New Book 'For The Record'

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A Conversation With The Author Of 'Impeachment: An American History'

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Work And Motherhood In 'Maternal Optimism'

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Tracy Chevalier Says 'A Single Thread' Can Make All The Difference

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"You are not so different," squawked Seagull, who flew overhead. "You both cast long shadows." Michaela Goade/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It's An 'Encounter,' Not A Discovery

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Jeannie Gaffigan On Surviving A Brain Tumor In 'When Life Gives You Pears'

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In 'Imaginary Friend,' Stephen Chbosky Squeezes Horror From Everyday Life

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