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Book News: Lily King, Roz Chast And Kate Samworth Win Inaugural Kirkus Prize  |   

Earning honors for fiction, nonfiction and young children's literature, respectively, the writers are the first to win the award. Also: The Bronx's bookstore returns, while the U.K. shows off doodles.

Pursuing The Mafia Into All 'Four Corners' Of Palermo  |   

Reporter Giuseppe di Piazza's debut novel, The Four Corners of Palermo, follows an unnamed young reporter during the brutal early days of the mafia's conflict with the Italian government in the 1980s.

'Rebellion' Charts A Tumultuous, Formative Century   |   

Historian Peter Ackroyd's new book surveys the history of England from the end of the Tudor era to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 — almost a century of war, debate and transformation.

Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)  |   

Ken Turan reviews the documentary Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and his decision to leak information about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.

A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film  |   

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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