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Green's 'An Abundance of Katherines' hits the shelves

An Abundance of Katherines is a young adult novel by John Green. Released in 2006, it was a finalist for the Michael L. Printz Award. The novel includes an appendix by Daniel Biss, a close friend of Green's, explaining some of the more complex equations the main character, Colin, uses.

A Broadway revival of 'Annie Get Your Gun' opens

Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank E. Butler.

J. R. R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is published

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the NY Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature.

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Stephen King

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Leonard Cohen

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