Vice Presidential Read
Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, appears on a local morning show in New York on Oct. 26, 2006, to promote her new children's book, "Our 50 States, A Family Adventure Across America."
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Whiting Award Winner
Author Yiyun Li, a Chinese fiction writer who has struggled to remain in the United States even as her work continues to receive acclaim, was among the winners of the 22nd annual Whiting Writers' Awards, announced Oct. 25, 2006. The $40,000 prizes are given to "emerging writers of exceptional talent and promise."
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Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt of Status Quo attend a signing session for the new book "Status Quo - The Official 40th Anniversary Edition" at Eason's Book Store in Dublin, Ireland, on Oct. 25, 2006.
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Actors Harvey Keitel and Ellen Burstyn attend the celebration of Burstyn's book, "Lessons In Becoming Myself" in New York on Oct. 23, 2006.
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John Waters reads from his introduction to the book "Tennessee Willams Memoirs" at the Drama Book Store in New York on Oct. 23, 2006.
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Brian May, guitarist for rock band Queen, addresses the media during a news conference to launch "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe" in London on Oct. 23, 2006. The book is written by May, Sir Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott. May had to abandon his Ph.D. studies in Interplanetary Dust at Imperial College in London when Queen's popularity first exploded.
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Prince of Asturias Prizes
Spain's Prince Felipe, left, shakes hands with U.S. author Paul Auster, right, in front of Princess Letizia Ortiz during a welcoming ceremony in Oviedo, Spain, on Oct. 20, 2006, prior to the award ceremony for the prestigious Prince of Asturias prizes. Auster won the literature prize.
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Highly Anticipated Return
Khaled Hosseini is the author of the internationally acclaimed No. 1 New York Times bestseller, "The Kite Runner," with more than 4 million copies shipped to date. Hosseini's highly anticipated second novel, "A Thousand Splendid Suns," is being published by Riverhead Books in May 2007.
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Brothers & 'Teammates'
New York Giants' running back Tiki Barber, left, and his twin brother, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' cornerback Ronde Barber, have written a new children's book, "Teammates." It details how Tiki overcame a problem with losing his grip of the ball when he ran as a young player.
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Launch For 'Jump Start'
A.J. Hackett poses with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark during the launch of Hackett's autobiography, "Jump Start," at the Whitcoulls store in Auckland on Oct. 20, 2006.
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Politics & Romance
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs, the Republican candidate for state comptroller, is shown with a copy of her book, "A Perfect Match," on Oct. 20, 2006, in Austin, Texas. She says that she wrote the romance novel 19 years ago before beginning her political career. Her Democratic opponent has based his longshot campaign on criticizing Combs' 1990 foray into fiction.
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ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff is seen in a December 2005 photo. Woodruff is working on a prime-time special and, with his wife, a book about his painstaking recovery since being seriously hurt by a roadside bomb in Iraq in January, the network said on Oct. 19, 2006.
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Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Minnie Driver and award-winning designer Randolph Duke pose for a picture at the launch party for Duke's book, "The Look: A Guide to Dressing from the Inside Out," at The Shag nightclub in Hollywood on Oct. 18, 2006.
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Linda Wells signs copies of her new book, "Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor" for fans at Bergdorf Goodman in New York on Oct. 18, 2006.
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Obama's Book Tour
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., signs copies of his new book "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" at a bookstore in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood on Oct. 17, 2006. It was the first stop on a book tour that will take him to a dozen cities in the next two weeks.
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Nigerian novelist Sefi Ransome-Kuti, whose pen name is Sefi Atta, holds one of her books while being photographed at her home in Meridian, Miss., on Oct. 12, 2006. The new novelist is chronicling modern Nigeria and its place in the world, not shying away from the conflict, corruption, exile and loss.
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'The Beautiful Cigar Girl'
Author Daniel Stashower talks about his latest non-fiction book, "Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder," at his home in Bethesda, Md., on Oct 10, 2006.
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Lots Of Music
Colin Larkin, editor of "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music," poses in the study at his home in Lavenham, England, on Oct. 11, 2006. At left above him is a portrait of the late jazz trumpeter Miles Davis; in the background is part of his collection of CDs. In its third edition, the book is 8,904 pages with 18,500 entries.
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Latest From Albom
Mitch Albom reads to a large audience from his book, "For One More Day," during the book's premiere in Detroit, Sept. 28, 2006. The book is the story of a suicidal ex-baseball player who is given one final chance to spend time with his dead mother.
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For Young Adults
Matthew Skelton, author of the young adult novel "Endymion Spring," is photographed in San Francisco on Sept. 26, 2006.
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