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Emily Dickinson Takes Over Tucson

Emily Dickinson is all over Tucson, Ariz. Reading, lectures, classroom lessons — it's all part of the Big Read Project, which is devoted to "inspiring people across the country to pick up a good book."
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What Elders Know That The Rest Of Us Don't

Karl Pillemer's new book 30 Lessons for Living results from an effort to collect wisdom from more than 1,200 older Americans. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with Pillemer and Helene Rosenblatt, one of the elders featured in the book, about what we can learn from our elders and why we don't listen to them more often.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: The Columnist's Voice

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown explores the work of newspaper columnists through readings that propose a new way of looking at the 2012 election and the scandal at Penn State.
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Small Book, Big Story: Bronte Manuscript Discovered

The Bronte siblings created elaborate fantasy worlds. A recently discovered childhood manuscript by Charlotte Bronte reveals how vividly the worlds were imagined — and may provide clues to the later work.
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The Real Mr. Incredible: Self-Styled 'Superheroes'

In The Amazing Adventures of Phoenix Jones, Jon Ronson explores the subculture of ordinary individuals who adopt superhero identities (and costumes) to patrol the streets.
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Book Review: 'Micro'

Before his death in 2008, Michael Crichton was among the world's best-selling authors. Three years after Crichton died, a new Crichton novel is being published in hopes that it will be a best seller. It was not completed before Crichton's death and was finished by novelist Richard Preston. But Micro displays the familiar science fiction of Crichton's work.
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Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years

Parenting used to end when the kids left home at 18. Now, more college grads are moving back home. To the rescue: new parenting books on the trials and tribulations of raising your adult child. The hottest topics? Money. And kids moving back home.
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Presidents And Pilgrims: 3 Boundary-Pushing Books

'Tis the season to be thankful — especially for those pioneering patriots, our nation's founders. Author David O. Stewart recommends three page-turners that tell the true story of early America.

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