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'Let The People See': It Took Courage To Keep Emmett Till's Memory Alive

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What Would Eleanor Do? 'If You Ask Me' Revisits Roosevelt's Advice Columns

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'Washington Black' Is A Soaring Tale Of Enslavement And Escape

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Smart, Unsentimental 'Heartland' Pays Tribute To America's Working Class

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Did A Real-Life Kidnapping Inspire Nabokov's 'Lolita'?

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'Lake Success' Is A Roadside View Of America On The Verge Of Trump

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'Severance' Is A Sardonic Wake-Up Call For All Of Us Stuck In Routine

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With Wit And Sadness, 'Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine' Has Echoes Of Salinger

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'The Incendiaries' Is An Angsty Back-To-School Novel About Believing In God

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In 'Give Me Your Hand,' A Bond Forged By Secrets Can't Be Broken

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Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise'

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Daring New Novel Fetishizes A Desperate Desire For Sleep

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Confused In Midlife? You're In Good Company With 'The Cost Of Living'

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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

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Pithy And Pointed 'There There' Puts Native American Voices Front And Center

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