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For This Baseball Season, Roger Angell Has Just The 'Ticket'

The American League Championship Series begins tonight. Writer Kate Tuttle says Roger Angell's 1988 collection of essays, Season Ticket, is the perfect accompaniment to the postseason.
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Eula Biss: "On Immunity: An Inoculation"

In her latest book, National Book Award winner Eula Biss explores our conflicted relationship with vaccines.

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'You Can't Be This Furry' And Other Life Lessons From Gary Shteyngart

In Little Failure, the novelist recounts his emigration from the USSR to the U.S. when he was 7. For the first few years, he says, he would sit alone in the cafeteria, talking to himself in Russian.
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Where's Thor When You Need Her? Women In Comics Fight An Uphill Battle

The new female Thor has picked up her hammer, but the mainstream comics industry is still experiencing some growing pains as it figures out where women fit in as characters, creators and fans.
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Berlin Wears The Scars Of Its Past All Over

Peter Schneider, author of the new book, "Berlin Now," tells Robert Siegel it will take another generation to unify in spirit what was divided by east and west for so long.
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Bookend: Author Erica Perl On The Challenges Of Writing For Kids

Author Erica Perl says writing a children's book is much harder than you might think.

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French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins Literature Nobel

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."
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Literature Nobel Goes to French Novelist Patrick Modiano

The Swedish Academy lauded Modiano "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."
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Nobel Literature Judge Disparages Western Writers - Again

The Nobel Prize for literature is announced Thursday. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win heated up, a Nobel judge, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.
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In Cronenberg's 'Consumed,' An Appetite For Sex, Death And The Latest Gear

Director David Cronenberg's debut novel is about two journalists chasing after sensational stories. This book is admirable in its unflinching gaze and beautiful in its depiction of a twisted reality.

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