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Hooked on Books: Authors plow sacred ground, mining classics to produce their own ambitious novels  

Is it a spark of genius or the height of literary effrontery that leads one author to delve into another’s masterpiece and recast it to produce his or her own work? We could put that question to novelist Barbara Kingsolver, whose “Demon Copperhead” (Harper, $32.50, 560 pages) grabbed Oprah’s blessing and rose to top spots […]