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Stephen J. Cannell talks about his new book, 'The Tin Collectors'

Stephen J. Cannell is an Emmy-award winning writer, producer, and a bestselling author. He has created or co-created more than 38 television shows including "The Rockford Files," "The A-Team," and "Baretta." He formed his own independent production company, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, in 1979 in an effort to maintain creative control over his own productions. His newest book, "The Tin Collectors," is Cannell's sixth novel.

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Robert Jordan chats about his 'Wheel of Time' series

Several years ago, when Robert Jordan wrote "The Eye of the World," he had no idea that his idea for a fantasy series would grow to nine books (and counting) and that an entire cottage industry would appear, devoted to his creation: the Wheel of Time. Now, every book that comes out -- the latest is "Winter's Heart" -- is an immediate bestseller, and that sound you hear is servers whirring with the constant e-mailing and message-posting of his fans, discussing the many aspects of Jordan's creation.

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Sarah Bradford chats about her Jackie Kennedy Onassis biography, 'America's Queen'

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. She is the bestselling author of several biographies including "Disraeli," selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; "George VI," and "Princess Grace." In "America's Queen," she delves into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Richard Ben Cramer chats about his book, 'Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life'

He was the leading baseball player of his time: Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper. He was known for his grace afield and for his well-tailored dignity off it. But DiMaggio wasn't the man presented in the papers, on television, even in advertisements for banks and coffeemakers. He was tight with a dollar, unhappy in love, an often difficult, aloof figure -- a tragic hero, if a hero at all.

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Author Stephen Bloom chats about his book, 'Postville'

As a guy who spent much of his career as a journalist, Stephen Bloom knows a good story when he hears one. And when he first heard about a community of Hasidic Jews that moved to the farming town of Postville, Iowa -- pop. 1,465 -- in 1987, his journalistic antennae shot up. Now a University of Iowa journalism professor, Bloom writes of the clash between the two cultures in his book, "Postville."

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Author Lisa Huang Fleischman on her book, 'Dream of the Walled City'

In her first novel, "Dream of the Walled City," Fleischman has rendered a richly textured, panoramic vision of Chinese life in the perilous years between the end of the empire and the Communist triumph of 1949.

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Author William Joyce talks about his book, 'George Shrinks'

"Once you enter the world of Bill Joyce you'll never want to leave," a reviewer for Newsweek once wrote. And it is a wonderful world: Joyce writes hilarious, whimsical children's books, such as "Rolie Polie Olie" and "Snowie Rolie." Recently, his 1991 book "George Shrinks" became an animated PBS series.

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Joan Lunden talks about her book, 'Wake-Up Calls'

Joan Lunden, bestselling author of "Joan Lunden's A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road," "Joan Lunden's Healthy Living" and "Joan Lunden's Healthy Cooking," is was the co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" for two decades. Her new book is "Wake-Up Calls: Making the Most Out of Every Day (Regardless of What Life Throws You)," a collection of anecdotes, quotations, and common sense wisdom.

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