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"Drawing has made it possible for me to stay close to Joy when she is no longer here," Jonathan Santlofer writes in his memoir, The Widower's Notebook. Courtesy of Jonathan Santlofer hide caption

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Author And Artist Illustrates Life After A Sudden Death In 'Widower's Notebook'

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'The Beautiful Cure' Reveals The 'Profound' Power Of The Immune System

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Book Review: 'Tales From The Inner City'

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Book Review: 'The Friend' Wins 2018 National Book Award For Fiction

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Author Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall Embarks On The Quest To Cure Hangovers In 'Hungover'

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From 200 to 2017, Anita Lo ran New York City restaurant Annisa, which held a Michelin star for nine consecutive years. Julie Smith hide caption

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In 'Solo,' Chef Anita Lo Celebrates The Art Of Cooking For One

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A new book examines billionaire filmmaker Howard Hughes and the sexual relationships he had with Hollywood actresses. He's shown above in 1947. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Sex, Lies And Stardom': Exploitation In Howard Hughes' Hollywood

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Michelle Obama Goes On Tour With Her New Book 'Becoming'

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News Brief: Wildfires, Florida Recount, Michelle Obama's Memoir

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'Big Little Lies' Author Places 'Perfect Strangers' In A High-End Health Resort

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