Maureen Corrigan Maureen Corrigan is a book critic for Fresh Air.

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'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

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A First Year College Student Finds Himself Outclassed In 'Loner'

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Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Here I Am' Is Both Dazzling And Draining

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Beatrix Potter wrote three drafts of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots and did one watercolor illustration (above). But the book was left incomplete when she died in 1943, and it is now being published posthumously, with illustrations by Quentin Blake. Courtesy Frederick Warne Co. the V&A Museum via Penguin hide caption

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A Kitty Leads A Double Life In Beatrix Potter's Posthumously Published Tale

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'Trials Of The Earth' Shows The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Pioneer Life

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Novel Explores The Fierce And Frenzied World Of Competitive Gymnastics

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'The Dream Life Of Astronauts' Is A Journey To Emotional Deep Space

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'Underground Airlines' Is An Extraordinary Work Of Alternate History

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'They May Not Mean To, But They Do' Is A Sparkling, Sad Family Affair

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Susan Faludi wrote about the second-wave feminist movement in Backlash. Sigrid Estrada/Metropolitan Books hide caption

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'In The Darkroom' Explores The Concept Of Identity — Both Fixed And Fluid

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In 'Homegoing,' A Saga Of A Family United By Blood, Separated By Slavery

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4 First-Rate Thrillers That Will Make Your Heart Pound

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'Eleven Hours' Vividly Depicts The Beauty And Brutality Of Childbirth

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A Dying Coal Town Falls Into 'Fracking Frenzy' In 'Heat And Light'

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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

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