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Amazon Launches Subscription Service For E-Books

Kindle Unlimited will give readers access to over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. The service was short on newer releases when it launched Friday.
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William T. Vollmann's Ghost Stories Are Frighteningly Self-Indulgent

William T. Vollmann's 2005 novel Europe Central was a masterpiece. His latest work, a collection of ghost stories entitled "Last Stories and Other Stories" is flabby and cliched.
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'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People

Modeled after the groundbreaking feminist health manual Our Bodies, Ourselves, the book details the social, political and medical issues faced by transgender people.
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The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peek At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

The Library of Congress holds a vast collection of reference materials and books — including plenty of erotica and pornography.

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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.
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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

The Wandering Falcon received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. (This piece initially aired June 16, 2011 on Morning Edition).
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An Army Wife Charts Her Struggles In 'No Man's War'

In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says.
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Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman

The comic book publisher said the new character will be the Thor of the Marvel Universe.
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Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?

A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.
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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.

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