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Colleen McCullough, 77: obit insults author, draws outrage

The shockingly sexist obituary drew a collective groan of disgust, and readers, fans, and activists alike took to Twitter to defend the memory of the celebrated author.

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Nursing home workers write their stories with “Loving Hands”

"With Our Loving Hands: 1199 NE Nursing Home Workers Tell their Story" is an unusual book for several reasons.

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Ideology in crime mysteries: dapper detectives vs. working PIs

For many years, detectives came from a variety of occupational backgrounds - but with the large exceptions of industrial workers and farmers - "largely because these people do not have the leisure time to be detectives."

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Today in black history: Happy birthday Toni Morrison

On February 18, 1931 author Toni Morrison was born She was the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Achebe inspired generations of Nigerian writers

Author Chinua Achebe, who revolutionized literature concerning Africa with his groundbreaking novel, "Things Fall Apart," inspired generations of African writers.