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Creepy, Brilliant 'Touch' Will Possess You

Claire North's new novel imagines a world where "ghosts" can leave their own bodies at death and jump to whoever's close enough to touch. Scary, but "reader, I loved it," says reviewer Amal El-Mohtar.

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'Find Me' Gets Lost Along The Way

Reviewer Jason Heller says Laura Van Den Berg's first novel has a stellar setup — mysterious young woman, post-disease-apocalypse — but drifts listlessly, never quite living up to its premise.

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Philip Levine Reads 'What Work Is'

Former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine died on Saturday at the age of 87. In Levine's memory, we air his reading of the poem "What Work Is."

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