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Jane Friedman

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Banning Books Is Censorship

(20) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 2:58 PM

Banning books in America. Doesn't that sound like an oxymoron? Yet both classic books and new, mainstream titles such as The Hunger Games, Water for Elephants and Fifty Shades of Grey are banned in communities across our country. In response, the annual Banned Books Week event (which started on September...

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The First Shades of Grey: 10 Groundbreaking Erotic Reads

(82) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 8:29 PM

James Salter once wrote, "Sometimes you are aware when your great moments are happening, and sometimes they rise from the past." The same can be said for the genre of books called erotic fiction.

The public's heated response -- both in sales and in discourse -- to the publication of...

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