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No one could accuse Junot Díaz -- a Pulitzer Prize winner for his 2007 novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" -- of cranking out books like factory product. "This is How You Lose Her," a story collection, is his first published work since that Pulitzer was bestowed, and only the third since his 1996 debut with the story collection "Drown." The new stories pick up the romantic and familial troubles of Yunior, Diaz's Dominican-American protagonist, now approaching middle age and troubled by a bad back and a case of the blues. Yunior's serial infidelities catch up with him in the standout story, "The Cheater's Guide to Love." (Riverhead, Sept. 11)(Credit: Handout)

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Fall book preview: J.K. Rowling's novel and 14 more big releases

It's early September, but already fall promises a bounty: A new novel from the wildly talented Zadie Smith, a final dispatch from the late Christopher Hitchens and a red-hot account of the Navy SEAL mission that took out Osama bin Laden. And there are more to come. Here are 15 titles on our must-read list for fall. --TOM BEER, tom.beer@newsday.com

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