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- Thomas Mallon author of seven novels, including "Bandbox," "Henry and Clara," and "Dewey Defeats Truman." Among his nonfiction books are "A Book of One's Own," "Stolen Words," and "Mrs. Paine's Garage." He's a frequent contributor to "The New Yorker," "The Atlantic Monthly," and other magazines.
- Lady Catherine Manning author of five mystery novels, including "Death in the Garden" and "A Very Private Enterprise," which received a John Creasey Memorial Award.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
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