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'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War

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Lee Child is the author of 19 Jack Reacher novels — and is currently working on the 20th. Sigrid Estrada/AP/Random House hide caption

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This Time It's 'Personal': Lee Child Writes His 19th Jack Reacher Novel

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David Mitchell's previous books include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Cloud Atlas. /Paul Stuart hide caption

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'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

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Singer Ian Curtis on stage in 1980 with Joy Division, whose song "Transmission" is among those explored in Greil Marcus' book The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs. Rob Verhorst/Redferns hide caption

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The Other Rock History

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If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

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Rapper Prodigy, shown above performing in New York City, published his debut novel, H.N.I.C., in 2013. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images hide caption

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Hip-Hop In Print: Brooklyn Publisher Looks To 'Reverse Gentrify' Literature

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Florida-Grown Fiction: Hiaasen Satirizes The Sunshine State

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John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, And Lives To Write About It

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Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference at the Union League Club of Chicago on Aug. 21. John Gress/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

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Soldiers fill a hole left by an explosion on a road outside Beiji, Iraq, in 2005. In his debut novel, Michael Pitre follows a group of Marines doing similar work on Iraq's highways. Ryan Lenz/AP hide caption

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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

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The Hagia Sophia is one of the city's most well-known Byzantine monuments, but it's also home to a lesser-known memorial: a plaque for the man who encouraged the Fourth Crusade's plundering of the city. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

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Louise Penny Builds A Magical Ensemble In 'The Long Way Home'

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