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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:11 -0500 
    This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.


'Queen Of Crime' PD James Was A Master Of Her Craft 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:18:47 -0500 
    A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.


For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:12:02 -0500 
    The British author of best-selling detective stories has died at age 94. "In a sense, the detective story is a small celebration of reason and order in our very disorderly world," she told NPR.


British Mystery Novelist P.D. James Dies At 94 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:00:00 -0500 
    The author of such books as The Black Tower was best-known for her series featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh.


Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:13:00 -0500 
    Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.


North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together' 
  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:03:00 -0500 
    Cold, dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."


Box Of Love Letters Reveals Grandfather Didn't Escape WWII With 'Everyone' 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:08:00 -0500 
    Years after her grandfather's death, Sarah Wildman discovered letters from a young woman he'd left behind in Vienna in the 1930s. So Wildman set out to find her grandfather's true love.


Lighten Your Thanksgiving Trek With These Audiobooks, Comedy Albums 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:28:15 -0500 
    An estimated 46 million Americans will take to the road this Thanksgiving. We survey some of the best recorded comedy and audiobooks so you can laugh away the tension if you're stuck in traffic.


In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:39:00 -0500 
    Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.


Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Collection Gets A Texas Welcome 
  Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:09:00 -0500 
    The University of Texas, Austin nabbed the rights to preserve and present the late Nobel winner's collected writings. Also: HBO takes on Scientology, and Aretha Franklin decries her new biography.


Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:46:00 -0500 
    Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.


Book Review: 'Lunch Poems' Reissue 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:37:29 -0500 
    In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara, City Lights Books has reissued an expanded version of the collection.


Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down' 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:49:00 -0500 
    A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."


The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:43:00 -0500 
    Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.


Book News: Note That Helped Put Kerouac 'On The Road' Is Now On The Block 
  Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:56:00 -0500 
    Once thought lost to a watery grave, Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has resurfaced and will be sold Dec. 17. Also: Daniel Handler delivers on his $110,000 apology.
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