Shadid’s Book to Be Released Early

    Left: cover of "House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East" by Anthony Shadid.
Right: New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid discusses his capture by Moammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya, during a talk at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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    Anthony Shadid, the Pulitzer Prize winner and tireless foreign correspondent who died of an asthma attack while reporting from Syria Thursday, will be slipping one last story over the transom. Shadid died weeks away from a book tour to promote his third tome, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East, and publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has bumped up publication a month to Feb. 28 following his death. Shadid, who never shied from dangerous assignments, was one of four New York Times reporters captured and then freed by the Libyan government while covering the conflict there last year. His previous books, both of which dealt with issues of Islamic faith and the politics of the Middle East, have drawn wide praise, and early reviews of House of Stone promise no less.

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