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NewsPoet: Idra Novey Writes The Day In Verse

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Reading 125 Titles A Year? That's 'One For The Books'

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'Sutton': America's 1920s, Bank-Robbing 'Robin Hood'

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Should 'The Generals' Get Fired More Often?

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Emma Donoghue is an award-winning writer of novels, short stories and literary history. Her best-selling novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize in 2010. Nina Subin/Little, Brown & Co. hide caption

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History Inspired Travel Tales Of Donoghue's 'Astray'

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Blogger and race car driver Han Han doesn't shy away from skewering Chinese government and society. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Michelle Shephard has been covering stories from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the Toronto Star. Michelle Shephard/AP hide caption

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On Thursday, July 29, 1880, Doyle wrote, "Came across a most extraordinary natural snow house, about 12 feet high, shaped like a beehive with a door and a fine room inside in which I sat. Traveled a considerable distance, and would have gone to the Pole, but my matches ran short and I couldn't get a smoke." Courtesy of University of Chicago Press hide caption

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Thornton Wilder works in a Berlin hotel in 1931. His titles include the plays Our Town (1938) and The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), as well as the novels Heaven's My Destination (1935) and The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927). AP hide caption

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