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Today in Book News: The instantly recognizable man with the immaculate white moustache was a novelist, but he was also a journalist, a political agitator and a celebrity with a reach unlike any writer since Mark Twain. When Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at the age of 87, presidents, authors, actors and pop stars made public statements. Colombia, his native country, declared three days of mourning. 
Also today: Exiled Romanian poet Nina Cassian has died at 89 in New York City, where she’d lived since secret police under the Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu found her poems mocking the regime.  Hillary Clinton has picked a title for her memoir: Hard Choices, and Gary Shteyngart retires from blurbing.
Read more here.

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Today in Book NewsThe instantly recognizable man with the immaculate white moustache was a novelist, but he was also a journalist, a political agitator and a celebrity with a reach unlike any writer since Mark Twain. When Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday at the age of 87, presidents, authors, actors and pop stars made public statements. Colombia, his native country, declared three days of mourning

Also today: Exiled Romanian poet Nina Cassian has died at 89 in New York City, where she’d lived since secret police under the Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu found her poems mocking the regime.  Hillary Clinton has picked a title for her memoir: Hard Choices, and Gary Shteyngart retires from blurbing.

Read more here.

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    R.I.P Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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