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In his new book ‘Jumping at Shadows,’ Sasha Abramsky explores fear in American life, politics

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

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Kirkus announces its finalist lineup, and book prize season is looking good

The Kirkus Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, with six titles each in three categories – fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. Because that final category is broken into three divisions (picture books, middle grade and young adult), its finalists are closer to winning – there are only two contenders in each reading age bracket.

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Author Celeste Ng draws inspiration from her high-school years for 'Little Fires Everywhere'

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Book review: 'Say Zoop!' a joyfully noisy book for toddlers

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Meet best-selling author Jamie Ford

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