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In His Latest Book, Neil Gaiman Offers Readers A 'Trigger Warning'

Trigger warnings caution readers to tread carefully and Neil Gaiman encourages those who pick up his latest collection of "short fictions and disturbances" to do the same.
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'The Room' Offers An Escape From The Office — Or Does It?

Swedish actor and playwright Jonas Karlsson ventures into fiction with The Room, a surreal tale of a dour bureaucrat who finds a tiny secret room at his workplace, a room which may or may not be real.
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'Strange Fruit' Shares Uncelebrated, Quintessentially American Stories

Have you heard of Bass Reeves? Richard Potter? Spottswood Rice? "Box" Brown? If not, illustrator-historian Joel Christian Gill says, you're missing out on some of the best stories in American history.
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A Berkeley Student Comes Home In 'Braggsville,' With Consequences

T. Geronimo Johnson's new novel follows a young man from a small Georgia town who comes home from college with a multicultural crew of friends, and plans for a disruptive (if well-intentioned) prank.
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Dangerous Freedoms And Fading Memories In 'Find Me'

Imagine a future where an epidemic that erases memories (and eventually kills) takes over the country: That's the setting for the first novel from celebrated short story writer Laura Van Den Berg.
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Sizzling-Hot Reads For Those Cold Winter Nights

If the cold and snow has you feeling, well, frigid, here's the solution. Five titillating titles that'll put you in a steamy frame of mind.
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God, Grits And American Dreams: It's Presidential Candidate Book Season

The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio was in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.
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'Listen, Slowly' About Connecting To A Heritage You Don't Know

Rachel Martin talks with National Book Award-winning author Thanhha Lai about her children's book, Listen, Slowly.
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Tumultuous Relationships, But Not Much Gossip, In Langston Hughes' Letters

Poet Langston Hughes was also an "inveterate letter writer," says the co-editor of a new compilation of his correspondence. But if you're hoping to find profound love letters, you'll be disappointed.
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Twice Kidnapped, Photographer Returns To War Zone: 'It's What I Do'

Lynsey Addario was taken captive in 2011 while covering Libya's civil war. With a gun to her head, she says she was thinking, "will I ever get my cameras back?"

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