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Climate Change Takes Flight in New Novel

Writer Barbara Kingsolver is one of a handful of novelists with a science background, and she puts it to use in her new novel Flight Behavior. Kingsolver discusses the book and why she chose to look at the the issue of climate change in a fictional work set in rural Tennessee.
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Oliver Sacks: Hallucinations

In his latest book Hallucinations, neurologist Oliver Sacks collects stories of individuals who can see, hear and smell things that aren't really there--such as strange voices, or collages of unrecognizable faces--and explores the disorders and drugs that can produce such illusions.
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David Rohde: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence In A New Middle East"

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde on how Islam is being reimagined in countries across the Middle East and what the changes mean for U.S. influence in the region.

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Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People'

Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
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Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

Also: an animated interview with David Foster Wallace; the self-publishing trend; and a spirited defense of Justin Bieber.
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Book News: Pulitzer 'Winner' Takes on A Whole New Meaning

Also: Shakespeare's favorite month; Edith Wharton's birthplace is now a Starbucks; book cover designers on jacket art.
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Vivid Novel About North Korea Wins Pulitzer Honor

Adam Johnson took the fiction prize for The Orphan Master's Son, his sharp take on life in the authoritarian regime under Kim Jong Il.

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