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A portrait of Patience Gray taken in 1959 by a colleague at the Observer. A British food writer, Gray advocated slow food and foraging long before the rest of the food world. Her work had outsized influence on chefs from Alice Waters on. A new biography tells her story. Photo by David Sim hide caption

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John Hodgman's previous books include That Is All and The Areas of My Expertise. Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP hide caption

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John Hodgman Reflects On His Mother's Death And White Privilege

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'Long Way Down,' By Jason Reynolds. Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books hide caption

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In 'Long Way Down,' The Ghosts Of Gun Violence Chill A Plan For Revenge

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Tea And Memories With Vancouver Author Jen Sookfong Lee

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Mrs. Obama welcomes girls from Morocco and Liberia in the State Dining Room before a screening of We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, October 11, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon) Image Courtesy of Amanda Lucidon hide caption

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Previously Unseen Photos Of Michelle Obama Illuminate 'Chasing Light'

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'The King Is Always Above The People' In More Lands Than One

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'Ghosts of the Tsunami' Shows How 2011 Event Transformed Japan

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Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony

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Celeste Headlee: How Can We Have Civil Conversations With The Other Side?

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These 'Paperbacks From Hell' Reflect The Real-Life Angst Of The 1970s

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Journalist Chronicles Ordinary People Fighting Extremism In Africa

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John Hodgman And The Three Wildernesses Of 'Vacationland'

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