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Journalist Held Captive By Pirates Says Focus And Forgiveness Were Crucial

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In Memoir 'Crux,' Journalist Crosses Borders To Understand Troubled Father

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Religious Fundamentalism Explored In 'The Incendiaries'

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A Thwarted Child Kidnapping Inspired 'Fruit Of The Drunken Tree'

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Stephen King: 'My Imagination Was Very Active — Even At A Young Age'

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TED speaker James Kirchick Photo Courtesy of James Kirchick /Photo Courtesy of James Kirchick hide caption

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James Kirchick: Who Benefits From Unrestricted Free Speech?

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Elif Shafak: What Happens When Different Viewpoints Are Silenced?

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Parker Posey Writes Her Own Myth In 'You're On An Airplane'

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A masked Somali pirate stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up in 2012 after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew. The image appears on the cover of Michael Scott Moore's new book The Desert and the Sea. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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What It's Like To Be Held Hostage By Somali Pirates For 2 1/2 Years

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Camas Davis is the founder of the Portland Meat Collective. "Because I now am involved in the processes that get that meat to my table, I just understand the value of it," she says. Cheryl Juetten/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Food Writer Becomes A Butcher To Better Understand The Value Of Meat

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Growing Up Black, Gay And Catholic In Texas, Memoirist Put His Faith In Beyoncé

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"This text has long been perceived as a masculine text," says Maria Dahvana Headley. "It's been perceived as: Oh that's about men and war. But I think this text is as much about domesticity ... it's a text about home." The Beowulf manuscript above is thought to be approximately 1,000 years old. The British Library hide caption

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Beowulf In The Suburbs? 'The Mere Wife' Is An Epic Retelling

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Seanan McGuire has so many universes in her head, she hasn't counted them all yet. Beckett Gladney hide caption

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Readers See Themselves In The Many Worlds Of Seanan McGuire

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