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Outrage among academics as universities begin book purge

US university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.
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A childhood interrupted by war

The 38-year-old author Ishmael Beah was in Shanghai to read from "A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier" and shared his experiences as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
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'Mothers of Sparta' looks at significant moments in life

What are the significant moments that make up the story of a regular person? "Mothers of Sparta: a memoir in pieces" by Dawn Davies answers this question, and eloquently so.
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From China to Hollywood screen

A small-town Scottish schoolteacher has become an international literary sensation with more than a million book sales in China and a Hollywood movie deal.
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Edith Wharton's design legacy is brought back to life in new book

Jayne has written a new book, "Classical Principles for Modern Design: Lessons from Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman's The Decoration of Houses", that revisits the classic.
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Violent thriller leaves you on the edge

Four friends delve into unfamiliar territory when three of them realize they must intervene to save the fourth in "Just Between Us." 
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Woodson named USA literature ambassador

Jacqueline Woodson, the USA's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, originally had someone else in mind.
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Tudor's debut leaves compelling mark

Childhood affects development into adulthood, as C.J. Tudor fervently illustrates in her compelling debut, "The Chalk Man." 
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New Supreme Court cookbook dishes up history, recipes

At Christmas time, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor would send her colleagues gift-wrapped packages of homemade beef jerky.
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Book of celeb interviews best enjoyed in small sips

Eagerly thrust into the public's hands comes George Wayne's (GW) collection of his favorite celebrity interviews. 
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