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Author Ronald Frame says his reimagining of Miss Havisham was based on David Lean's 1946 adaptation of Great Expectations. John Springer Collection/Corbis hide caption

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Students at Ntimigom School in Kilgoris, Kenya, show off their e-readers. Worldreader now operates in 27 schools and two libraries in Kenya. Jon McCormack hide caption

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E-Readers Mark A New Chapter In The Developing World

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President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are greeted by an enthusiastic crowd upon their arrival at Dallas Love Field on Nov. 22, 1963. AP hide caption

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Detail from Plate 11 of Joe Sacco's The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, at precisely 7:30 a.m., the attack commences. Joe Sacco/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Barnes & Noble is one of several stores that have refused to carry Amazon Publishing's books. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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John Grisham has more than 275 million books in print. Bob Krasner hide caption

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Crowds gather on Aug. 30, 1931, at the site of the Quiet Dell murders. Evidence of the killings was found in and around murderer Harry Powers' garage (center). AP hide caption

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Canadian Alice Munro Wins Nobel's Literature Prize

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Literary Establishment Fails To Acknowledge Certain Authors

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Tom Clancy, seen here in 2010, was an insurance agent before publishing The Hunt For Red October in 1984. David Burnett hide caption

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies. Marco Delogu/Courtesy of Knopf hide caption

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The 2013 National Book Award long list for Young People's Literature was announced Monday. Click here to see the full list. nationalbook.org hide caption

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