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We remember authors for the stories they tell and the many ways their words can entertain, enlighten and inspire us. The death of a beloved writer can leave us with a collective sense of loss, feelings of nostalgia, the belief that an era has passed. Fortunately for us, we will always have their works. This memorial site was created to honor and remember authors who've touched our lives.
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4/5/1934 - 5/23/2018

Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Richard Peck

NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, told The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. A native of Decatur, Illinois, and graduate of DePauw University,...
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