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Novelist Herman Wouk, pictured here in 1955, wrote about a variety of subjects, including World War II, the publishing world and a fictional Caribbean island. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish-American Fiction,' Dies At 103

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Natasha (Yara Shahidi) and Daniel (Charles Melton) fall in love over the course of a single day in the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's young adult romance novel The Sun Is Also a Star. Atsushi Nishijima/Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures hide caption

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Rachel Barenbaum's 'A Bend In The Stars' Tells A Tale Of Injustice And Romance

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A new book, Bottle of Lies, reveals serious safety and purity concerns about the global generic-drug supply. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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The Generic Drugs You're Taking May Not Be As Safe Or Effective As You Think

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In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

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In 'Unspeakable,' A Journalist Gives Silence An Investigative Treatment

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Howard Stern Tells Terry Gross His 'Pure Id' Days Are Behind Him

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Did This Novel About LSD Trials Get It Right? We Ask Someone Who Was There

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