'The Emperor's Children,' a Winning Novel from Messud Fiction writer Claire Messud has twice been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. Our book critic says Messud's just-published novel, The Emperor's Children, might just be the one to propel her out of the "finalist" category and win her the gold.
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'The Emperor's Children,' a Winning Novel from Messud

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'The Emperor's Children,' a Winning Novel from Messud

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Fiction writer Claire Messud has twice been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award. Our book critic says Messud's just-published novel, The Emperor's Children, might just be the one to propel her out of the "finalist" category and win her the gold.

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