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    Trump is stranger than fiction: John Altman on writing thrillers today

    “Good fiction” means something different to everyone. To me, good fiction not only entertains; it educates, it elucidates. At its best, the word is mightier than the sword (so said the Assyrian sage Ahiqar, 2 1/2 millenniums before Edward Bulwer-Lytton gave us the more familiar version of the maxim)....

  • Once controversial, 'Heather Has Two Mommies' is now collectible

    Once controversial, 'Heather Has Two Mommies' is now collectible

    Now a modern classic, the children’s book “Heather Has Two Mommies” is the perfect Mother’s Day book, times two. “When the book first came out, we didn’t think it was going to become what it became,” its author, Lesléa Newman, explained by phone from Massachusetts. That’s because it almost didn’t...

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