Nothing's Shocking: Chuck Palahniuk flirts with nihilism and mainstream success as he continues his all-out assault on banality with 'Lullaby.'
Field of Dreams: Apple orchards, organic growers, regional chefs and handmade food-- it's harvest time by the sea.
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