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Healing 'Brick City': A Newark Doctor Returns Home

In a new memoir, Sampson Davis describes what it was like to return to the hospital where he was born to become an emergency physician. He says his mother taught him that "once you make it, you have to come back and help other people."
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Life, Love And Undeath In The 'Lemon Grove'

Swamplandia! author Karen Russell is back with a new collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove. The title story features two elderly vampires, married for more than a century, who wonder what "till death do us part" means when you can't die.
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Second Chances Find 'Safe Haven' In Sparks' Latest Love Story

Nicholas Sparks is known for writing love stories, many of which have gone on to big-screen success. His latest, Safe Haven, is about a woman escaping her past in a small beach town in North Carolina.
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Cuccinelli's New Book Targets Obama Administration, Social Programs

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's new book coming out next week has some harsh words for the Obama administration, and may ruffle some feathers on the other side of the aisle.

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Book News: Should Ayn Rand Be Required Reading?

Also: Geico's spokeslizard writes an advice book; Amazon patents the sale of used e-books; and a Stephen Colbert interview gets interesting.
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Laura Ingalls' Sister May Not Have Lost Eyesight To Scarlet Fever

Audie Cornish talks with University of Michigan pediatrician Beth Tarini, who writes in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics that Mary Ingalls, sister of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, likely did not go blind as a result of scarlet fever. Tarini talks about what led her to research Ingalls' illness, and how she learned more about what might have actually caused her blindness.
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Book News: Anne Of Green Gables Gets A Bad Makeover

Also: A look at Winston Churchill's poetic side; Twitter buzzes over Tim Geithner's book plans; and Philip Roth is the object of a takedown.

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