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Book Review: 'Jack Holmes And His Friend'

Noted novelist, essayist and biographer Edmund White has come out with a new work of fiction. It's called Jack Holmes And His Friend.
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A Revolution On The Page: Finding Identity In Poetry

When Roya Hakakian moved from Iran to the U.S., she didn't think any poet in her adopted country could top the ones whose work she grew up with. But then she discovered a piece that blew away her prejudices. It was "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke.
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A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

Longtime Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman start their biography of Mitt Romney by examining his ancestors, many of whom played crucial roles in the development of the Mormon faith. The Real Romney also examines the candidate's political beliefs and his career in private equity.
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The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us

Botanist Nicholas Money's book Mushroom takes readers inside the world of the fungal organisms that appear overnight on lawns, are occasionally poisonous and appear in everything from Alice in Wonderland to some lifesaving medications.
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Indian Lit Festival Invitation To Author Salman Rushdie Stirs Controversy

Muslim groups want the Indian-born author of Satanic Verses to be denied entry into the country. Rushdie is due to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival there later this week.
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'The Flame Alphabet': When Language Turns Toxic

In this chilling dystopian novel by Ben Marcus, the speech of children begins poisoning adults, and a married couple must consider abandoning their teenage daughter to save themselves.
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Book Review: 'Gathering Of Waters'

Gathering of Waters is a new novel from Bernice McFadden. Set around the 1955 murder of Emmitt Till, the book is "narrated" by Money, Miss., the scene of the crime and home for the book's characters.

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