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'The Book Of Strange New Things' Treads Familiar Territory

6 hours 10 min ago

Michel Faber's best-seller, The Crimson Petal and the White, captured the feel of Victorian London. His latest is a literary science-fiction tale that might disappoint hard core sci-fi fans.

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I'm Not Scary, I'm Just Drawn That Way: Great Comics For Halloween

17 hours 27 min ago

Ready for a Halloween scare? Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says these graphic novels and compilations — packed with creepy cults, alien monsters, gravediggers and ghosts — are just the ticket.

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The Incredible Story Of Chilean Miners Rescued From The 'Deep Down Dark'

October 29, 2014 - 9:39am

Hector Tobar had exclusive access to the 33 miners to report his new book detailing the claustrophobic horror they faced when they were trapped for 69 days in 2010. The result is a doozy.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

October 29, 2014 - 6:37am

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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Book Review: 'Belzhar' By Meg Wolitzer

October 28, 2014 - 12:38pm

Novelist Gabrielle Zelvin reviews Meg Wolitzer's new young adult book, Belzhar.

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A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? 'Yes Please'

October 28, 2014 - 10:16am

Poehler joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about fighting the body image "demon," being a "world-class snooper" and how she was once told that she had a "great face for wigs."

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Book News: 2 Popular Books May Be Coming To TV

October 28, 2014 - 6:25am

Ann Leckie's sci-fi epic Ancillary Justice and Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves have been optioned for TV. Meanwhile, a long-lost Malcolm Lowry novel sees publication.

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'Slow Regard' Is A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Living In An Underground Tunnel

October 28, 2014 - 3:03am

Patrick Rothfuss' new novella is a dreamy flight of fantasy that follows a secondary character in his vast Kingkiller Chronicle: Auri, a quiet young woman living in a sprawling, secret tunnel network.

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The Battle For Dreamland, Revisited In 'Nemo'

October 28, 2014 - 3:03am

A lavishly produced new tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comics gathers dozens of today's artists to revisit Slumberland. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says the book is beautiful but unchallenging.

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