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2:54pm

Fri July 11, 2014
This Week's Must Read

In Aftermath Of Brazil's World Cup Defeat, A Poem To Numb The Pain

Originally published on Fri July 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Any time you're facing big failure is a good time to revisit the 1888 poem "Casey at the Bat." It's the classic story of dashed optimism, of an entire city putting its hopes on the result of one single, heartbreaking at-bat. Here are the last stanzas. It's down to the wire. The Mudville team has two outs, two strikes, and they're hoping Casey will save them.

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5:53am

Fri July 11, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Singapore Pulls 2 Children's Books With Gay Couples From Libraries

And Tango Makes Three, co-written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, illustrated by Henry Cole.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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6:55am

Thu July 10, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Co-Author Of Book On How Not To Be Gored By A Bull Gets Gored

Revelers try to keep ahead of the horns during a running of the bulls Thursday at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

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6:02am

Wed July 9, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Makes Direct Offer To Hachette Authors

Paul Sakuma AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:23am

Tue July 8, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: J.K. Rowling Writes A New 'Harry Potter' Story

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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