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Laura Linney and Alan Alda star in The Big C, now in its fourth season on Showtime. Linney took on the role not long before her own father died of cancer. Showtime hide caption

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Linney Mines 'The Big C' For Serious Laughs

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Gail Godwin, whose latest novel is Flora, has been a finalist for the National Book Award and a Guggenheim fellow. David Hermon/Bloomsbury Press hide caption

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Godwin's 'Flora': A Tale Of Remorse That Creeps Under Your Skin

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Caitlin Rose knows it takes an assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul. AP Childs/PA Photos/Landov hide caption

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Caitlin Rose: A Singer Grounded In The Details Of Yearning

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