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Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

Children's librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures. In these books, kids will learn what baby animals do on their first day of life, what baseball games are like in Japan, and what happens when you read a poem from bottom to top.
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Bookend: Marie Arana On Bringing Latin America To Life

In this month's edition of Bookend, we'll meet Marie Arana, author of a new biography of Simon Bolivar.

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PostSecret Participants Divulge Secrets Large And Small

We'll meet local secret-sharers who've participated in the community mail art project, PostSecret.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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Priest, Author And Critic Rev. Andrew Greeley Dies

He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.
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Book News: Sci-Fi Author Jack Vance Dies At 96

Also: Don Share is named the new editor of Poetry magazine; Malcolm Gladwell hates the New York Public Library.
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How OxyContin's Pain Relief Built 'A World Of Hurt'

New York Times reporter Barry Meier's new e-book explores opiate painkillers and the consequences that come with long-term use. He focuses in particular on OxyContin, how it came to be prescribed for chronic pain, what the consequences have been, and how it became a street drug.

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