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The New York Times: Betty Ballantine, helped transform reading habits in the pre-internet age

Betty Ballantine, who with her husband helped transform reading habits in the pre-internet age by introducing inexpensive paperback books to Americans, died on Feb. 12 in Bearsville, N.Y. She was 99. She had been in declining health and died at her home, about three hours north of New York City, her granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine said.  Read more→

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The New York Times:  C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102C.Y. Lee, ‘Flower Drum Song’ Author, Is Dead at 102

ImageC.Y. Lee in 2002. Mr. Lee, the author of “The Flower Drum Song,” about life among new arrivals in Chinatown in San Francisco, was one of the first Asian novelists to find commercial success in the United States.CreditCreditGino Domenico/Associated Press By Katharine Q. Seelye The manuscript had been rejected by more than a dozen publishing  Read more→

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