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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
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Feb 22, 2012 — This week brings the final installment in Stieg Larsson's Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, a send-up of Nabokov and Shakespeare by Arthur Phillips, and a spiritual fantasy by Kevin Brockmeier. In nonfiction, physicist Michio Kaku peers into the future, and Stephen Hawking regards the universe's grand design.
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Aug 9, 2010 — Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy has taken U.S. readers by storm. Not since the arrival of Ikea on these shores has Sweden made such an inroad into the American home and imagination. But critic Maureen Corrigan says the impressive "Ice Age" of Nordic mystery writing is well under way.
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May 25, 2010 — Maureen Corrigan hails the "genius" of Stieg Larsson's vision, as revealed in his final "Girl Who" mystery. Is Anthropology of an American Girl the next Catcher in the Rye? Neda Ulaby says no. And novelist Aimee Bender evokes the taste of love in The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.
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May 24, 2010 — In The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, the final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, the mysteries of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist come to a thrilling conclusion. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the book reveals the soaring architectural ambition of Larsson's unforgettable series.
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Apr 5, 2010 — The first two books in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy are megahits, and the third, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, comes out in May. But some American readers don't want to wait that long — they're importing the book from England, where it was released last year.
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Nov 18, 2008 — To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take "the lid off life and let [you] look at the works." Maureen Corrigan's picks for the top five crime novels of the year do just that.
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Nov 13, 2008The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an unlikely best-seller — it's the first book in a trilogy of thrillers written by Stieg Larsson, a previously unknown Swedish journalist who died of a heart attack in 2004.
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Sep 23, 2008 — An anti-social Goth gal-pal adds fun and a bracing feminist perspective to Stieg Larsson's witty, hard-boiled tale, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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