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Novel Centers On When The Heart Stops Beating But The Brain Remains Active

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Former Prime Minister David Cameron, who called for the referendum that unleashed the ongoing turmoil around Britain's exit from the EU, says he is "deeply depressed by what's happening." Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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David Cameron Talks Brexit And His 'Greatest Regret' In New Book 'For The Record'

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Work And Motherhood In 'Maternal Optimism'

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Tracy Chevalier says she learned the needlepoint stitches used by the women in A Single Thread while researching the book. Nina Subin hide caption

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Tracy Chevalier Says 'A Single Thread' Can Make All The Difference

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"You are not so different," squawked Seagull, who flew overhead. "You both cast long shadows." Michaela Goade/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It's An 'Encounter,' Not A Discovery

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Jeannie Gaffigan On Surviving A Brain Tumor In 'When Life Gives You Pears'

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In 'Imaginary Friend,' Stephen Chbosky Squeezes Horror From Everyday Life

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The Days Of American Culture Dominance Are Over, Author Says

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'Piety & Power' Considers The Life And Ambition Of Vice President Mike Pence

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Ta-Nehisi Coates' 2014 Atlantic Magazine cover story, "The Case for Reparations," led to a national conversation about how to reckon with injustices resulting from years of slavery. He won a National Book Award in 2015 for Between the World and Me. Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times hide caption

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Magic, Memory And The Underground Railroad

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Explores The Tension Between Escape, Family In 'The Water Dancer'

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