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'The Falls': Love and Death in Niagara

The Falls, the latest novel from Joyce Carol Oates, is a dark, fast-moving tale that begins with the suicide of a newlywed seminary student who leaps into Niagara Falls. Critic Alan Cheuse has a review.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.