12 Real Books Written By Fictional Characters

From "Mad Men" to "Parks and Recreation," several series are releasing books "written" by the stars

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  • James Lee Burke on the real and fictional ’50s
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  • List of Books written by Karen Kingsbury
    This web page provides a list of Christian books (bibliography) written by well-known Christian Fiction author Karen Kingsbury
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  • Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
    Directed by Craig Gillespie. With Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, R.D. Reid. A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet.
    03/16/2018 - 7:21 am | View Website
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