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Stories with person: James Patterson
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for nonfiction 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:34 am

    NEW YORK - Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," a brief, unflinching address to his teenage son on race and police violence that is well on its way to a lasting place in American letters, won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night. The fiction prize was given to Adam Johnson's "Fortune Smiles," an eclectic and edgy story collection set everywhere from the former East Germany to a Louisiana community reeling from Hurricane Katrina.

  • At women's prison, reading program plants seeds of hope 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 1:54 pm

    WETUMPKA, Alabama - Inside the walls of Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, Tonya Brown said she and other inmates are typically "encouraged to hush" about anything negative that occurs.