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Barbara Handelin, Isolating Her Literary Gene

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John Sacret Young and the 'Remains' of Vietnam

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Cockburn's 'Broken Boy,' a Memoir of Survival

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Terror Novel Released on Day of Attack

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Modern Chaucer: Street Talk and a Dance Beat

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Harry Potter: More than the Marketing Hype

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Touring Marcos McPeek Villatoro's Dark L.A.

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Jaffe's 'Best of Everything' Stands the Test of Time

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