'The Group,' McCarthy's '63 best seller, an e-book

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mary McCarthy's "The Group," a racy best seller and National Book Award finalist from the 1960s, is coming out as an e-book.

The 1963 novel is one of 14 books being released Tuesday in e-format by the digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media.

Others now on sale include Mary Gordon's "The Company of Women" and Jessica Hagedorn's "The Dogeaters." All are part of a new Open Road program called "The Essentials," highlighting past National Book Award finalists.

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