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Hanna-Barbera revisits some of the best of its iconic characters
Hanna-Barbera revisits some of the best of its iconic characters(image)



'99 Poems' is Dana Gioia's celebration of the human endeavor
'99 Poems' is Dana Gioia's celebration of the human endeavor(image)



Five surprising facts about Protestantism

British historian Alec Ryrie chronicles the epic drama of a faith that he portrays as vibrant, diverse, and confounding.

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'The Islamic Enlightenment' reshapes historic views of Islam
'The Islamic Enlightenment' reshapes historic views of Islam(image)



'The Evangelicals' examines the collision of politics and faith
'The Evangelicals' examines the collision of politics and faith(image)



Bestselling books the week of 4/20/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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How well do you know these bestselling biographies? Take the quiz!

Biographies and autobiographies tell the true stories of people's lives. Are you a biography buff?

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'The Golden Legend' tells a magnificent story of terror and dignity
'The Golden Legend' tells a magnificent story of terror and dignity(image)



A trio of lovely new books about animals
A trio of lovely new books about animals(image)



'Hallelujah Anyway' celebrates all in life that is worthy of praise
'Hallelujah Anyway' celebrates all in life that is worthy of praise(image)



When New York City stood on the brink

'Fear City' tracks New York's devastating brush with bankruptcy.

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'The Hello Girls' pays overdue tribute to a group of World War I heroines
'The Hello Girls' pays overdue tribute to a group of World War I heroines(image)



Bestselling books the week of 4/13/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'The Hourglass' is an insightful, exquisite deep dive into a marriage
'The Hourglass' is an insightful, exquisite deep dive into a marriage(image)



More 'Rebirth' titles arrive, stirring additional mystery for comic book superheroes

Kudos to the folks creating these comics, who are taking 80-year-old characters and making them fresh and exciting.

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'The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain' takes us there
'The Time Traveler’s Guide to Restoration Britain' takes us there(image)



How Pablo Neruda helped me appreciate Poetry Month – and much more

One of Neruda’s continuing themes was the way that basic objects, like tables and chairs, soap and socks, a dictionary or a pair of scissors, can seem magical when glanced at a slightly different angle.

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'A Little Book on Form' asks: What's the right shape for a poem?
'A Little Book on Form' asks: What's the right shape for a poem?(image)



What Gay Talese has to teach us in an age of social media

The iconic magazine piece 'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold' has lessons – and surprises – for today's journalists.

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'The Girl from the Metropol Hotel' is a Soviet tale of loss, lack, resilience
'The Girl from the Metropol Hotel' is a Soviet tale of loss, lack, resilience(image)