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In one of the largest and swiftest recalls in publishing history, publisher Little, Brown & Co. announced April 27 it would withdraw all unsold copies of a Harvard sophomore's first novel from bookstores days after 19-year-old Kaavya Viswanathan admitted she borrowed portions of text from another writer's books. The publisher had signed Viswanathan to a reported $500,000 contract for 'How Opal Mehta got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life' and a second book. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Read the story
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Scandal at Harvard
In one of the largest and swiftest recalls in publishing history, publisher Little, Brown & Co. announced April 27 it would withdraw all unsold copies of a Harvard sophomore's first novel from bookstores days after 19-year-old Kaavya Viswanathan admitted she borrowed portions of text from another writer's books. The publisher had signed Viswanathan to a reported $500,000 contract for "How Opal Mehta got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life" and a second book. Read the story
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