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  • Book Deals

    Book Deals: Week of May 17, 2021

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  • People

    PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Marsha Wood

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    PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Gail Whitten

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    PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Jason Rice

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  • People

    PW Rep of the Year Finalist: Richard McNeace

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