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5:49am

Thu July 3, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76

Author Walter Dean Myers tours his old Harlem neighborhood in New York in 2010.
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:40am

Wed July 2, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Defends Negotiating Tactics In Hachette Fight

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 6:50 am

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5:59am

Tue July 1, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Chinese Importer Talks About Why Clinton's Book Was Dropped

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed copies of her book Hard Choices earlier this month at a Barnes & Noble store in Los Angeles.
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5:27am

Tue July 1, 2014
Crime In The City

Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 12:24 pm

Jack Irish makes a living, of sorts, in Melbourne, Australia.
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Peter Temple writes prize-winning thrillers, four of them about his sometimes hapless investigator, Jack Irish. The books capture Melbourne, Australia: its pubs, racetracks, big boulevards rattling with traffic, and narrow alleys — called lanes — painted with graffiti.

Jack Irish was headed for a life as a successful suburban solicitor, or lawyer, when one of his criminal clients murdered Jack's wife, and Jack dropped the law to become a drunk. The novels — some are now TV movies — begin with his surfacing and looking around for his life.

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9:51am

Mon June 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Irish Writer Dermot Healy Dies

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