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A day to celebrate the living legacy of Virginia Woolf

The pleasure of language rested at the heart of Woolf’s novels, as well as her lively occasional essays and literary criticism. 

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'Casey Stengel' profiles baseball's greatest character
'Casey Stengel' profiles baseball's greatest character(image)



3 captivating biographies for women's history month

From children's lit to poetry to cinema – these three women made big contributions.

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'To Walk Invisible' brings to life the Brontes and the genius forged on the moors

Now, as a tribute to the 19th-century siblings who have become something of a public television franchise, 'To Walk Invisible' dramatizes the lives of the Brontes themselves.

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'The World to Come' blends history and fiction in a short story collection
'The World to Come' blends history and fiction in a short story collection(image)



'A Land Without Borders' rethinks the two-state solution in the Middle East
'A Land Without Borders' rethinks the two-state solution in the Middle East(image)



'The Confessions of Young Nero' skillfully reshapes the image of Nero
'The Confessions of Young Nero' skillfully reshapes the image of Nero(image)



Finally – giving women artists their due

In 'Broad Strokes,' historian Bridget Quinn remembers forgotten female painters and sculptors.

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Bestselling books the week of 3/23/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'No One Cares About Crazy People' cries for more attention for the mentally ill
'No One Cares About Crazy People' cries for more attention for the mentally ill(image)



'A Colony in a Nation' describes a colony of the unfree within the US
'A Colony in a Nation' describes a colony of the unfree within the US(image)



'Silly Symphonies Volume 2' delights with more classic Disney comic strips
'Silly Symphonies Volume 2' delights with more classic Disney comic strips(image)



'This Long Pursuit' is a biographer's paean to his craft
'This Long Pursuit' is a biographer's paean to his craft(image)



Bestselling books the week of 3/16/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at bookstores across America.

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'Fallen Glory' explores the most famous buildings that no longer exist
'Fallen Glory' explores the most famous buildings that no longer exist(image)



Remembering Robert James Waller – beyond 'The Bridges of Madison County'

When my local library was selling off discarded volumes for a penny apiece, I wasn’t inclined to take one of the castoffs, Waller’s 'Old Songs in a New Café,' home with me. But I’m glad I did.

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'March 1917' follows Russia and the US in a year that shaped the future
'March 1917' follows Russia and the US in a year that shaped the future(image)



'Temporary People' depicts the lives of guest workers in the UAE
'Temporary People' depicts the lives of guest workers in the UAE(image)



Three terrific new novels for young readers
Three terrific new novels for young readers(image)



Kids interrupting a BBC interview? Great writers wouldn't be surprised.

South Korean political expert Robert Kelly went viral after an epic on-the-job encounter with his very young and very lively children.

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