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These Stories Consider Solitude, With Echoes Of Emily Dickinson

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The works of Henry David Thoreau have influenced generations of readers, but Thoreau himself wasn't always celebrated. His schoolmates and neighbors found him standoffish and regarded his fascination with plants and Indian relics as downright odd. AP hide caption

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Triumph Of The Bookworms: Two Novels To Cure Your Winter Blues

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On This Spanish Slave Ship, Nothing Was As It Seemed

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Chang-rae Lee Stretches For Dystopic Drama, But Doesn't Quite Reach

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Need A Read? Here Are Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2013

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Dickensian Ambition And Emotion Make 'Goldfinch' Worth The Wait

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