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PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of March 18, 2013

(4) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 1:24 PM

First published by Publishers Weekly

This week, what we don't know about memory, rethinking caveman nostalgia, and hidden cities. Plus: Aleksandar Hemon's first book of nonfiction.

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Christmas 2010: Worst Books To Give Kids For Christmas (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 7:03 AM

With all the holiday cheer going around, we thought ... well, we thought we'd ruin it! That's why we put together this list of the 5 worst books to give a kid for Christmas.

Some are weird, some are offensive, but all should never go near a child. What other...

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Unfilmable Books: 15 Great Books Never Coming To A Theater Near You (PHOTOS)

(379) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 7:07 AM

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The Silence Of The Lambs"--have their origin in books. And, some of Hollywood's worst mistakes have come from books: remember "The Scarlet Letter" and Jim Carrey as the Grinch. Okay,...

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New in Paperback: 'They Dared Return: The True Story of Jewish Spies Behind the Lines in Nazi Germany'

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 11:34 AM

Chosen by the OSS to infiltrate the Third Reich, the Five were naturalized Americans who returned to help hasten the end to the horrible struggles going on in their homeland.

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9 Non-Writers Who Influenced Literary History

(137) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 8:36 AM

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own.

What often gets lost in the process is the work of others, without whom writing a book would be even more trying....

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Tolstoy Centennial: 6 Essential Books On The Writer (PHOTOS)

(16) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 7:30 AM

Today, on October 28, exactly 100 years ago, Leo Tolstoy disappeared in the middle of the night.

He was found two days later in a monastery; his flight was the culmination of his long struggle of living with wealth and family. He had set out to finally become an ascetic.

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15 Movies That Are Better Than The Book (VIDEO)

(1162) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 7:00 AM

The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the movie.

But, maybe not.

Here are 15 films that trounce their source material like a brawny boy bullying...

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Reading In Public: 13 Books People Are Reading (PHOTOS)

(14) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 7:20 AM

It's time for another installment of Reading In Public!

When someone takes a book into a public place, it's a big commitment. We have lots of things to carry and it makes a statement that we like a book enough to want to increase our load. It's a...

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13 Books Nobody's Read But Says They Have (PHOTOS)

(2028) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 6:30 AM

Books are a funny thing. For hundreds of years, reading has been considered one of the highest forms of enlightenment. Because of the meaning and value we ascribe to books, few things are as immediately impressive as a person's reading history.

That's why people lie.

"Oh yes, 'A Portrait Of...

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