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Alan Cheuse dies at 75; author was longtime NPR book reviewer

Alan Cheuse dies at 75; author was longtime NPR book reviewer

Alan Cheuse, an author and longtime book commentator for NPR, died Friday of injuries he sustained in a car crash in California. He was 75. His death was confirmed to NPR by his daughter Sonya Cheuse, the publicity director for Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. "He was the brightest light in our family. He will always remain in our hearts. We thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support," his daughter told NPR. Cheuse's daughter Emma Cheuse also posted news of her father's death on the website CaringBridge, writing, "In his honor tonight, please raise a glass of wine (or whatever you may be drinking), tell a joke, hug someone that you...

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