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Fire in the Blood's author, Irène Némirovsky, was killed by Nazis at age 39 in Auschwitz, and though she had left her book manuscripts behind with her family, her daughters didn't read them until years after her death, fearing that her writing would cause pain. This book, Fire in the Blood, was pieced together from half a manuscript in her husband's possession and half in her daughter's. It records the story of the hermit Silvio and his interactions with the families in his village in Burgundy.

Sir Terry Pratchett, best-known as the author of the Discworld series, has died at the age of 66. As we reported back in August, Pratchett ...

8. The country’s first serial killers were Micajah “Big” Harpe and Wiley “Little” Harpe. Known as the Harpe Brothers, the murderous duo was known to wreak havoc in Mississippi, especially along the Natchez Trace.