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'Ask Again, Yes' Is A Profound Yet Unpretentious Family Drama

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New Noir By James Ellroy And Denise Mina Is Daredevil Storytelling At Its Finest

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Jurors Generate Drama Of Their Own In Smart, Disturbing 'Body In Question'

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An Immigrant Yearns For Connection In 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous'

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

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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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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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