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In 'Blue Eyed Boy,' Author Reveals Long Recovery From Facial Burns

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Hall sits in a sunny bay window to write. "My first drafts are always in long hand, on legal pads," she explains. "I love putting pen to paper." Andre Ellis hide caption

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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA

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Tales Of Migration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

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The Land of Love And Drowning follows a family living in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the early 20th century. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands

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What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.

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Lessons In 'Essentialism': Getting More Out Of Life By Doing Less

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A Christie's employee presents a bottle of Romanee-Conti 1945 in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2007. Martial Trezzini/Keystone/AP hide caption

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Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir

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Brothers and aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright walk together in 1910. National Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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When It Comes To Creativity, Are Two Heads Better Than One?

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Veterinarian Vint Virga says that animals in zoos, like this lion, need to have a bit of control over their environment. iStockphoto hide caption

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Cat PDA Vs. Human PDA, And Other Animal Behavior Explained

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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

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Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages

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On 'Tomlinson Hill,' Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation

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