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Spine-Tingling With A Twang: Great Alabama Ghost Stories

There's nothing like a good ghost story on Halloween — and some of the best tales were told by the late storyteller and NPR commentator Kathryn Tucker Windham.
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Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

"The more carny it got, the better I liked it," King says of his new thriller, Joyland. King talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about his career writing horror, and about what scares him now.
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'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.
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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

Hector Tobar had exclusive access to the 33 miners to report his new book detailing the claustrophobic horror they faced when they were trapped for 69 days in 2010. The result is a doozy.
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Book Review: 'Belzhar' By Meg Wolitzer

Novelist Gabrielle Zelvin reviews Meg Wolitzer's new young adult book, Belzhar.
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75 Years Of 'Colossal Poets' And Live Literature At NYC's 92nd Street Y

Writer Cynthia Ozick attended readings at the Y in the 1950s. "You saw these icons standing in a blaze of brilliant spotlight," she says, "and you felt that you were at the crux of all civilization."
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Book Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Toibin

Alan Cheuse reviews a new novel by Colm Toibin, Nora Webster.
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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Films

The author of L.A. Confidential discusses his favorite flicks, including a 1963 Akira Kurosawa film he says may be the greatest crime movie he's ever seen.
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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

This week, four former Blackwater guards were found guilty in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.
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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 bestseller this weekend.

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