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  • Found in translation Thomas Cahill, Thomas Cahill is the author of "The Hinges of History" series, which includes "How the Irish Saved Civilization" and, most recently, "Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art From the Cults of Catholic Europe."

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  • War story Nick Owchar, nick.owchar@latimes.com

  • Picture me this Emily Barton, Emily Barton's college band was called Imipolex G. Her most recent novel is "Brookland."

  • Discoveries Susan Salter Reynolds, susan.reynolds@latimes.com

  • Peripheral vision Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."

  • All and nothing Daniel Alarcon, Daniel Alarcon is the author of "War by Candlelight," a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award, and of the forthcoming novel "Lost City Radio."

  • The war most Americans forget Jon Meacham, Jon Meacham, the editor of Newsweek magazine, is the author of "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation" and "Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship."

  • Hell and high water Shelley Jackson, Shelley Jackson is the author of "Half Life."

  • Modern times Christopher Sorrentino, Christopher Sorrentino is the author of two novels, "Sound on Sound" and "Trance," which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

  • Observing the observer Judith Lewis, Judith Lewis is a senior editor at LA Weekly.

  • Scorched earth Rita Williams, Rita Williams is the author of "If the Creek Don't Rise: My Life Out West With the Last Black Widow of the Civil War."

  • The years in review Tara Ison, Tara Ison is the author of the novels "A Child Out of Alcatraz" and the forthcoming "The List."

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