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'The Pallbearer's Club:' a memoir on friendship — and a vampire thriller

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'Night of the Living Rez' chronicles one tribe's struggle with poverty and addiction

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Samara Weaving as Olivia and Eugenio Derbez as Antonio in the new Hulu film The Valet. Dan McFadden/Hulu hide caption

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'Noir Alley' host celebrates cinema's double crosses and doomed characters

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8 books to enjoy at the beach this summer

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Travel the world without leaving your home with these 10 books

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'Tahrir's Youth' follows the trajectories of some young revolutionaries in Egypt

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Mat Johnson is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His previous books include Pym and Loving Day. Courtesy of University of Oregon hide caption

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Real life or satire? Novelist Mat Johnson says it can be hard to tell the difference

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Hadero's stories feature immigrants, refugees and others struggling to belong

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In Ian Falconer's new book, 'Two Dogs' cause mischief after being left home alone

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John Vercher is the author of the novels Three-Fifths and After the Lights Go Out. Karen Maria Photography/Soho Press hide caption

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A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

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