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Diane invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.
- Kate Lehrer author, most recently of "Confessions of a Bigamist."
- Frank Ambrosio associate professor of philosophy, Georgetown University
- John Dickerson chief political correspondent for Slate.com and CBS political analyst and contributor. Author of "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star."
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