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Cover design unveiled for new Harper Lee novel

This book cover released by Harper shows "Go Set A Watchman," a follow-up to Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird." The book will be released on July 14. (AP Photo/Harper)

NEW YORK (AP) — The cover for Harper Lee’s new novel will surely remind you of the cover for her old one.

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4 African authors among Man Booker International finalists

File: In this June 10, 2013 file photo Mozambique's writer Mia Couto gives a speech after he receives the Camoes Prize at the National Palace of Queluz, in Queluz, near Lisbon, Portugal. Couto is one of 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize announced in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Francisco Seco-File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The “Memoirs of a Porcupine,” the “Confessions of the Lioness” and the lessons from the Sahara desert are just some of the titles and themes explored by the four authors from Africa who are among 10 finalists for the Man Booker International Prize.

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Longtime SF Giants beat writer Nick Peters dies at 75

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Peters, a former Spink Award winner who covered the San Francisco Giants for 47 years and loved to mentor young writers, has died. He was 75.

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Second Julie Andrews memoir expected in 2017

In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Julie Andrews presents the award for best original score at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Andrews’ next memoir will tell the back story of “Mary Poppins,” “The Sound of Music” and other beloved works during her years as one of the world’s most popular entertainers. Hachette Books announced Monday, March 23, 2015, that the Oscar-winning actress is working on a follow-up to the 2008 release “Home,” which covers her childhood and early years in show business.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Andrews’ next memoir will tell the backstory of “Mary Poppins,” ”The Sound of Music” and other beloved works during her years as one of the world’s most popular entertainers.

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Ellen Conford, popular children’s author, dead at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Conford, an award-winning children’s writer whose comic tales about everything from the travails of high school to a girl’s summer camp crush made her a favorite for at least one generation of readers, has died.

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