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Longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels examines the way many Russians have consolidated around Putin.
Thomas Francis Meagher crammed a lifetime of adventure into a few very significant decades.
These four female sleuths solve crimes and keep the pages turning briskly, carrying on a literary tradition that would make Nancy Drew proud.
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Three novellas set in Portugal connect to create a thoughtful meditation on grieving and faith.
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