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Book News: Taliban Shooting Victim Is Publishing A Memoir: 'I Am Malala'

Also: Sheryl Sandberg's spokesperson reportedly lashes out at a critic; Sylvia Plath's children's book; and the Atlas Shrugged adaptation no one asked for.
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Book Review: 'All That Is'

Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.
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The Apathy In 'A Thousand Pardons' Is Hard To Forgive

The rich and good-looking get a taste of life among the 99 percent in Jonathan Dee's novels. In A Thousand Pardons, his protagonist, Helen Armstead, finds a secret talent for getting powerful men to apologize after her marriage falls apart and she is forced to enter the working world.
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A Struggle To Fit In And Overcome Stereotypes In 'Ghana Must Go'

In Taiye Selasi's debut novel, members of the Sai family have trouble assimilating both in the United States and while in Ghana for the patriarch's funeral. Host Michel Martin speaks with Selasi about her novel and the immigrant experience.
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Book News: Fifty Shades Of Greenbacks: Random House Profits Jump

Also: The Daily Beast says it has uncovered more plagiarized passages in Jane Goodall's book; Junot Diaz goes head to head with Stephen Colbert on immigration.
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You're So Dumb, You Probably Think This Book Is About Getting Slapped

"Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!" Philosophy professor William Irvine's new book, A Slap in the Face, is a compendium of insults — and a scholarly look at why we're constantly compelled to one-up each other.

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