Some of the greatest characters and stories in English are rescued from their Middle English exile in Peter Ackroyd's sprightly modern rendering of Chaucer's 14th-century masterwork.
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Novelist Wiley Cash uncovers the notebook of his seventh-grade self: "Halloween Hallow," Die Hard, and an apprentice writer's first work of suspense.
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