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Cynthia Shearer is the author of two works of fiction, The Celestial Jukebox (Shoemaker & Hoard/Avalon, 2005) and The Wonder Book of the Air (Pantheon/Vintage, 1996), which won the 1996 prize for fiction from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

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Recent books of reporting, memoir, fiction, and poetry that include work from our pages.