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'Fresh Air' Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Tony Horwitz

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Penguin Classics

Love, Disappointment Course Through 4 Classic Asian American Novels

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An Author Goes 'Spying On The South' 160 Years After Frederick Law Olmsted

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From Family Drama To Global Apocalypse, These Two Novels Keep You Riveted

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'The Beneficiary' Weighs The Emotional Heft Of Inheritance

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'Lost And Wanted' Grapples With Grief, Regret And The Existence Of God

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Personal Demons And Class Differences Complicate Love In 'Normal People'

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'Other Americans' Take Center Stage In A Timely New Novel

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Road Trip With 'Zora And Langston' In This Real-Life Literary Adventure

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Penguin Random House

Meet The Lagoon's Forgotten Lady And See 'The Strangest Movie Never Made'

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'Say Nothing': Murder, Memory And A Masterful History Of The Troubles

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A New Novel Reminds Readers, These 'Lost Children' Belong To Us All

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You'll Find 12 Fresh And Unforgettable Essays In 'Black Is The Body'

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Simon & Schuster

'The Falconer' Is A Vivid Tale Of Adolescence And Athleticism

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

'Ghost Wall' Is An Eerie Coming-Of-Age Tale That Begs For A Second Read

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