Lynn Neary Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.
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Author Téa Obreht's new Inland was inspired by myths of the American West. Ilan Harel hide caption

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Téa Obreht's Latest Is Steeped In The Supernatural — Also, There Are Camels

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New Thriller 'The Chain' Has An Origin Almost As Exciting As Its Plot

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Dolly Parton in a scene from the 1980 comedy 9 to 5. The film's theme song, performed by Parton, took on a life of its own. 20th Century Fox/Getty Images hide caption

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A Cup Of Ambition And Endurance: '9 To 5' Unites Workers Across Decades

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Joy Harjo will become the 23rd poet laureate of the United States, making her the first Native American to hold the position. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Joy Harjo Becomes The 1st Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

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Checking Facts In Nonfiction

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Tony Horwitz, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dies At 60

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A Different Kind Of Story About Slavery In 'The Confessions Of Frannie Langton'

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LGBT Anthem: Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way'

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In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

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David Brion Davis, Historian Of Slavery, Dies At 92

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After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'

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Novel Material: Ann Beattie, Voice Of The Boomers, Turns Her Focus To Millennials

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Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a professor at the University of California, Irvine who is often tipped for the Nobel Prize in Literature, has issued a new collection of short stories. Daniel A. Anderson/University of California, Irvine/Courtesy of The New Press hide caption

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'Nobel Of The Heart' Is The Real Prize For Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

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What 'The Heavens'? This Extraordinary New Book Feels Like 5 Novels In One

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Maidens On The Mall: Hulu Series Brings Red Cloaks To Steps Of Lincoln Memorial

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