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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

This 2007 photo provided by Gerd Stern, shows poet and playwright in Woodstock, N.Y. For more than 50 years, Stern had been wrongly accused of tossing what writer Jack Kerouac called "the greatest piece of writing I ever saw" over the side of a houseboat. The lost letter credited with inspir…

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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

LOS ANGELES — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.

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Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it

Jack Kerouac

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'Rosewater' stirs memories of author's imprisonment in Iran

'Rosewater' stirs memories of author's imprisonment in Iran

Arrests like these achieve nothing, while seriously damaging Iran's international reputation.

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Just in time for the holidays, children's books about cats, snow and more.

November 22, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION

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'Listen Up Philip': Tortured artists, kindred spirits

'Listen Up Philip': Tortured artists, kindred spirits

"Listen Up Philip" plays like an adaptation of a lost Philip Roth novel. 

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

This image released by Disney-Hyperion shows Dinosaur vs. Santa," by Bob Shea. A smiley little dino wears a bright orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in the dark. (AP Photo/Disney…

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

This book cover image released by G.P. Putnam's Sons shows "The Animals' Santa," by Jan Brett. Meticulously drawn forest creatures await the arrival of this special Santa. The animals recall gifts of Christmases past. There was a puzzle for the crows hanging from their tree branch and a brus…

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

This book cover image released by Harper shows "Pete the Cat Saves Christmas,"created and illustrated by James Dean and story by Eric Litwin. (AP Photo/Harper)

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

This product image released by Puffin Classics shows the Puffin classic box set including classics "A Little Princess," "Anne of Green Gables," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Secret Garden," "The Wind in the Willows" and "Peter Pan." (AP Photo/Puffin Classics)

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Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids

This book cover image released by Atheneum shows "Star Bright: A Christmas story," by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds. The newest angel, a girl in a pilot's cap and goggles, tries to come up with a gift for baby Jesus. She hurtles down to Earth and becomes the star that lights up the nig…

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Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers

HARDCOVER FICTION

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Chilling out: Feed your inner caveman

Chilling out: Feed your inner caveman

Summer's here, so it's time to get your grill on.

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Bake this cookie!

Bake this cookie!

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of the croissant-meets-doughnut confection he christened the Cronut, is coming out with a cookbook in a few months.

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Summer brings another chance to try new vegetables

Spring is back and so are farmers markets. And that means a whole new chance to make friends with strange and unusual vegetables. Or to rehabilitate some old familiars.

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Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Online cooking groups dish up friendships

Laurie Woodward planned to fly from her home in Pittsburgh this month across the country to Mukilteo, Wash., to serve as matron of honor to a bride she’s never met. And it’s all because of baking.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

All-American cookbook from 1901 still resonates today

Lizzie Black Kander has been called the “Jane Addams of Milwaukee” for her tireless social service work, which included editing and publishing “The Settlement Cook Book” in 1901.

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Fishing for flavor: Look to the sea for dinner possibilities during Lent

Fishing for flavor: Look to the sea for dinner possibilities during Lent

Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal.

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Orange-sauced fish shows the subtleties possible with Mexican cuisine

Orange-sauced fish shows the subtleties possible with Mexican cuisine

Snapper sautéed in a savory orange sauce is an unusual, tangy Mexican dish. Rice makes a perfect accompaniment.

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