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Corpses of Souls
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Walker Percy’s 1971 novel “Love in the Ruins” envisions a U.S. scuttled by moral degeneration, cruelty, violence and ignorance. It presciently describes society's spiritual and physical decay.

Crime Writer Elmore Leonard Dies at 87
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Along with his literary contributions, the author's crime thrillers became part of the American cultural conversation through screen adaptations of several of his stories. He died Tuesday at his home in Michigan at age 87.

Sin and Sustenance
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Lauren B. Davis' thrilling, polyphonic new novel, “Our Daily Bread,” takes us into a backwoods clan rife with child abuse and incest, and asks the question: "When does another person's suffering become my responsibility?"

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