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Author James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award for fiction for The Good Lord Bird, about the journey of a young slave in the 1850s. Victoria Will/AP hide caption

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Rachel Kushner

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Stories Of Hope Amid America's 'Unwinding'

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Writer: Iraq War a Long Shot Made Longer by Feith

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George Packer on the Betrayal of Working Iraqis

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Iraqis Look for Signs of Stability Amid Chaos

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A Shelf Full of Books Chronicle Iraq Policy, Strategy

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'Assassins' Gate': Bush and America's Iraq Disaster

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