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Published in 1968, The Laughing Policeman is the fourth in the Martin Beck detective series by Swedish husband-and-wife team Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. hide caption

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A 'Thousand Autumns' In The Land Of The Rising Sun

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A portrait of Pearl S. Buck taken during the 1920s, during the time she lived in Nanking. As a child, she lived in a small Chinese village called Zhenjiang. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Pearl Buck In China': A Child Across The Good Earth

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When Work And Love Hit The Skids, 'Slow' Down

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A Publishing Titan's 'Life' And 'Time'

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Pride And Sensibility: Jane Austen's Literary Ambition

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