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'Perfect Little World' Imagines Family Drama Inside A Utopian Compound

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'A Really Good Day' Recaps A Month-Long Adventure Of Microdosing LSD

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Betty Fussell Doesn't Mince Words In The Frank, Funny 'Eat, Live, Love, Die'

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The 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head On

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Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow' Shines With Insight And Fantastic Storytelling

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Weird, Spirited 'Pieces Of Soap' Celebrates The Essays Of Stanley Elkin

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Eleanor Roosevelt, shown here in London in 1959, continued to work on behalf of progressive causes after her tenure as First Lady ended. J. Wilds/Getty Images hide caption

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Volume 3 Of Eleanor Roosevelt Biography Chronicles The Rise Of An Activist

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Mary Oliver has received many honors for her poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Award. Mariana Cook/Penguin Press hide caption

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Mary Oliver Issues A Full-Throated Spiritual Autobiography In 'Upstream'

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A Coming-Of Age Melodrama Is Steeped In Social Politics In 'The Mothers'

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A Tight, Intense Drama Unfurls Within The Confines Of A Sick Room In 'The Wonder'

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'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

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A First Year College Student Finds Himself Outclassed In 'Loner'

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Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Here I Am' Is Both Dazzling And Draining

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Beatrix Potter wrote three drafts of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots and did one watercolor illustration (above). But the book was left incomplete when she died in 1943, and it is now being published posthumously, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Courtesy Frederick Warne Co. the V&A Museum via Penguin hide caption

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A Kitty Leads A Double Life In Beatrix Potter's Posthumously Published Tale

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'Trials Of The Earth' Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Pioneer Life

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