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Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests'

A dark and stormy night, an isolated manor house and a knock at the door all play a part in Sadie Jones' delicious romp of a novel. Set in Edwardian England, it tracks a noble but cash-strapped family whose lavish dinner plans go awry when they're asked to shelter a crowd of refugees.
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Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Bradbury, 91, died in Los Angeles, his family and biographer say.
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Growing Economic Inequality 'Endangers Our Future'

In The Price of Inequality, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that widely unequal societies don't function effectively or have stable economies. Even the rich will pay a steep price if economic inequalities continue to worsen, he says.
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The Marriage Is The Real Mystery In 'Gone Girl'

Gillian Flynn's third novel begins on the morning of Nick and Amy Dunne's wedding anniversary, when Amy disappears and Nick becomes the No. 1 suspect. But the central question isn't what happened to Amy — it's what happened to her marriage.
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Kim Barnes: "In the Kingdom of Men"

A new novel follows a young woman from the farmlands of Oklahoma to an oil compound in Saudi Arabia in the 1960s. The search for freedom amid repression.

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The 'Truth' About Why We Lie, Cheat And Steal

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely has found that very few people lie a lot, but a lot of people lie a little. He talks about his findings in his new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
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Readers' Review: "Tinkers" By Paul Harding

Please join us for a Readers' Review discussion of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Tinkers." It's the story of a New England patriarch on his death bed whose mind is flooded with disjointed memories of his complicated family life.

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'Obama's Secret Wars' Against America's Threats

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.

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