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Guilt

Jan 20, 2012 — Smart, scintillating reads are hard to find — especially when you like your protagonists nerdy. Author Lev Grossman offers three great reads for the geeks in all of us.
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Oct 28, 2011 — Many of Spencer's novels feature a turning point — a dreadful, unplanned act committed by one of the characters. In his latest book, Man in the Woods, a carpenter accidentally kills a man, which leads him to question himself and his relationship with God.
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Sep 7, 2011 — National Book Award finalist Nicole Krauss returns, along with supernatural romance writer Charlaine Harris, British pop novelist Allison Pearson and melodramatist Scott Spencer, while NPR host Michele Norris shares a story of parental sacrifice and the search for a better America.
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Nov 30, 2010 — Literary Santa delivers his list of favorite fiction, nonfiction and poetry — a box of the best books from 2010 that he'd like to bring to your house on a snowy morning.
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Sep 15, 2010 — Many of Spencer's novels feature a turning point — a dreadful, unplanned act committed by one of the characters. In his latest book, Man in the Woods, a carpenter accidentally kills a man, which leads him to question himself and his relationship with God.
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Mar 27, 2008 — In Blake Nelson's novel, Paranoid Park, a 16-year-old skateboarder is implicated when a transit cop is killed at the local skate park, and withdraws into silence as a way of dealing with it. Director Gus Van Sant recently released a film version of the novel.
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Nov 15, 2006 — Nancy Werlin is the author of six young adult novels. Her latest, The Rules of Survival, is a finalist for the 2006 National Book Awards for Young People's Literature. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.
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Nov 2, 2005 — At the center of the book is the battle between obligation to one's community and the obligation to one's individual interests and needs. It's that tension that produces guilt — and it's the springboard for a collection of delightful essays.
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Mar 22, 2005 — Judith Warner is the author of the new book Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. In it she writes about the "choking cocktail of guilt and anxiety and resentment and regret" that is poisoning motherhood for American women. Warner is a former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris.
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