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6:16am

Mon March 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon Tries To Claim '.book' Domain; Publishers Fight Back

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 6:52 am

Seattle-based Amazon wants control over new Internet domains such as ".book," ".author" and ".read."
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3:01pm

Sun March 10, 2013
Author Interviews

A Twin Carries On Alone In 'Her: A Memoir'

Christa and Cara Parravani were identical twins. When they were 28, Cara died of a drug overdose, and Christa spiraled into depression.

In her new book, Her: A Memoir, Christa explores their bond of sisterhood, which went beyond blood into the elliptical world of twinhood.

Both were artists, one a writer and the other a photographer. Both married young. Both lived through a hardscrabble childhood with a troubled mother. But Cara's path diverged after she was attacked and raped at age 24.

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8:24am

Sun March 10, 2013
Author Interviews

Novel Explores 'Silence' And 'Roar' Of Life In A Place Like Syria

Originally published on Sun March 10, 2013 9:20 am

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The Silence and the Roar follows a young man living in an unnamed Middle Eastern country that is in chaos. The book doesn't explicitly take place in Syria, but the similarities between its setting and author Nihad Sirees' home country are undeniable.

Sirees' work has been banned from publication in Syria, where he's considered an opponent of the government — another point at which Sirees' story and that of his protagonist, Fathi Chin, intersect.

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3:40am

Sat March 9, 2013
Author Interviews

Living A Life Of Joy 'Until I Say Good-Bye'

Originally published on Sat March 9, 2013 6:18 am

Cover of Until I Say Goodbye

Susan Spencer-Wendel knows how to spend a year.

She left her job as an award-winning criminal courts reporter for The Palm Beach Post and went to the Yukon to see the northern lights. Then to Cyprus, to meet family that she never knew. She and her husband, John, took their children on trips on which her daughter got to try on wedding dresses and Susan got kissed by a dolphin.

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6:10am

Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Hilary Mantel Has 'No Regrets' About Kate Middleton Remarks

Catherine Middleton, the duchess of Cambridge, walking in Grimsby, England. A "jointed doll"?
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