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JAN. 26 The DAV Wiregrass Chapter 99, located in New Brockton, will meet on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. in the New Brockton Senior Center. Th…

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FICTION: In Jamila Minnicks' enlightening debut novel, a Black town in the 1950s sees the fight for integration as a misguided path forward. "Moonrise Over New Jessup" by Jamila Minnicks; Algonquin Books (336 pages, $28) ——— With her debut novel, "Moonrise Over New Jessup," Jamila Minnicks delves into the intricacies of the civil rights movement, offering an enlightening look at Black ...

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FICTION: A girl comes of age and finds her passion in the climbing gym. "Sam" by Allegra Goodman; Dial Press (316 pages, $28) ——— Some writers hone a signature style, while others reinvent their approach to suit each book. With her sixth novel, "Sam," Allegra Goodman set aside the descriptive, lyrical prose style of her prize-winning novels and New Yorker stories to craft a stripped-down, ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 31, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2023 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel" by Bonnie Garmus (Doubleday) Last ...

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Top novels and story collections for the first quarter of the year. I'm not done reading all the books of 2022 yet, but time waits for no one — here comes 2023. These are just some of the novels and story collections we're most looking forward to in the first quarter or so of the year. Next week we'll bring you the top nonfiction on the horizon. "Small World," by Laura Zigman. (Ecco, Jan. 10) ...

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Based on the numbers from recent publishing years, we can expect a million, or maybe 2 million, new books to be published in 2023. Nobody can keep up with all of them, not even your hardworking book editor. But here are some of the standout titles I’m looking forward to this year. (Publication dates are subject to change.) January The first batch of bestsellers of 2023 will be several books ...

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FICTION: A young woman's family is torn apart during the lengthy Sri Lankan civil war in this propulsive masterpiece by a Minnesota writer. "Brotherless Night" by V.V. Ganeshananthan; Random House (337 pages, $28) ——— V.V. Ganeshananthan knows how to grab the reader's attention and hold it in her propulsive second novel, "Brotherless Night." "I recently sent a letter to a terrorist I used to ...

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FICTION: A privileged Midwestern adolescence gone awry is at the center of Rachel Kapelke-Dale's slow burn suspense novel. "The Ingenue" by Rachel Kapelke-Dale; St. Martin's Press (320 pages, $27.99) ——— Thirty-seven-year-old Saskia Kreis' life is a mess. Once a talented pianist, her career as a musician is now over. She lives precariously, emotionally estranged from her well-off Midwestern ...

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FICTION: Poet Anna Moschovakis experiments with language and form in her novel about a woman who belongs to two reading clubs during a time of climate disaster. "Participation" by Anna Moschovakis; Coffee House Press (216 pages, $16.95) ——— Why do we read novels? To plunge into a fully realized world, peopled with colorful characters and lively scenes that drive, and are driven by, a ...

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Making a January list of "books to look forward to" is a hopeless task; there will be hundreds and hundreds of books out in the new year, each of them potentially thrilling to somebody. But here's a representative list of just a few that caught my eye. Here's hoping all of us find plenty of good reading in 2023! "Age of Vice" by Deepti Kapoor (Riverhead Books, Jan. 3). A ton of buzz surrounds ...

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Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller" by John Grisham (Doubleday) ...

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FICTION: Told entirely through corporate memos, Sneed's novel is a delightful, sometimes poignant, satire. "Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos" by Christine Sneed; 7.13 Books (255 pages, $19.99) ——— Please be advised: The "Workflow Specialist," here at Quest Industries, has concerns. "Outdated paper files," he warns us, have left most cubicles "filled with highly flammable corporate twaddle ...

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec. 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2022 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2022, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller" by John Grisham (Doubleday) ...

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