Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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- Jim Lehrer executive editor and anchor of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS and author of two memoirs, three plays, and seventeen novels.
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