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Midnight Release Party Summons Muggles For Eighth Harry Potter Installment

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Megan Abbott's Latest Novel: 'You Will Know Me'

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'Picturing Children' Shows More Than A Century Of African-American Childhoods

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Dentist Protagonists In Literature

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Russian Hacking, Spies, Wikileaks: "Breaking Cover" Has A Lot In Common With The Week In Politics

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'I'm Supposed To Protect You From All This' Is Memoir Fraught With Mystery

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Lots of colleges have these reading programs; some are just for freshmen, and for others, the entire campus or local community joins in. The idea is that books will stir discussion — and unite a class or campus around a topic. Photo Illustration by Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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Indie Bookseller Recommends 3 Vacation Reads

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Remembering Tim LaHaye, Co-Author Of The Apocalyptic 'Left Behind' Series

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Not A Feminist? Caitlin Moran Asks, Why Not?

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'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

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How Can Success Still Make You Feel Like A Failure?

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