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Clive James — an author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist — was diagnosed with leukemia a few years ago. Courtesy of Liveright hide caption

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Open A Critic's 'Poetry Notebook' And Find The Works That Shaped Him

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Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

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How We Deal With Loss In Different Ways In Two Beautifully Written Memoirs

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

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Victorian Romance Meets 'House Of Cards' In 'Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli'

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Amanda Filipacchi is also the author of the novels Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps. Marion Ettlinger/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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Funny If It Weren't So True: A Farce About 'The Importance Of Beauty'

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In 'Outline,' A Series Of Conversations Are Autobiographies In Miniature

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One of Megan Mayhew Bergman's short stories is based on the life of dancer and actress Butterfly McQueen. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

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In 'Death By Pastrami,' Charming Stories Of New York's Garment District

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Sometimes You Can't Pick Just 10: Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2014

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Ron Rash is a poet, novelist and short-story writer whose 2009 novel Serena was a New York Times bestseller. Rash's signature subject is life in Appalachia, past and present. Ulf Andersen/Courtesy of Ecco hide caption

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Set In Appalachia, This Rewarding Story Collection Is 'Rich And Strange'

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

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Miner Claudio Yanez applauds as he is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months in 2010 near Copiapo, Chile. Hugo Infante/AP hide caption

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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

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You'll Want To Accept The Dinner Invitation To 'The Immortal Evening'

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