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  1. Events: Michael Connelly to sign 'Wrong Side of Goodbye' in Tampa

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    Book Talk

    Local author Diane Sawyer (The Tell-Tale Treasure) will discuss and sign her mystery novel at 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at North Community Library, 861 70th Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

  2. Notable: 'Best American' anthologies

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    Notable

    They're the best

    The annual "Best American" anthologies are like stockings full of goodies. Here are three of this year's books.

  3. Review: Meyer concocts a thrilling, no-vampires romance in 'Chemist'

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    Just over a decade ago, Stephenie Meyer published Twilight, the first of her books about a teenager who falls in love with a vampire. Insanely popular — the Twilight series has sold more than 155 million copies worldwide — Meyer's books spawned a cottage industry. In addition to the blockbuster …

  4. Review: Brands' 'General vs. the President' looks at high-level conflict over Korean War

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    At dawn on June 25, 1950, Communist North Korean ground forces advanced across the 38th Parallel into democratic South Korea with the intention of capturing the capital of Seoul and taking over the entire country. The United Nations immediately adopted a resolution branding the North Korean attack a breach of peace and …

  5. What's Garrison Keillor reading?

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    Nightstand

    Garrison Keillor

    Although he bid farewell to A Prairie Home Companion and Lake Wobegon in July, Keillor, 74, is far from retired. He is currently writing a memoir as well as penning a column for the Washington Post that is seen frequently in the Tampa Bay Times. …

  6. Review: Michael Chabon's 'Moonglow' shines light on one man's life

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    Michael Chabon's new novel, Moonglow, is a marvel of melancholy enchantment, the story of one man's life seen, as its title suggests, through last lingering light before darkness. But it's as rich and strange as any dream.

  7. What's Nikki Giovanni reading?

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    Nikki Giovanni

    Giovanni is a poet and an outspoken advocate for civil rights who has been honored with seven NAACP Image Awards. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, and in 2007 her poem We Are Virginia Tech was credited with helping to heal the …

  8. Notable: Comedy gold

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    Notable

    Comedy gold

    Three new books look at humor classics: a magazine, a TV show and a one-woman comedy phenomenon.

  9. UF professor wins National Book Award for history of urgent topic of racism

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    When Ibram X. Kendi won a National Book Award this month, his book was one of three winners whose subject is racism in the United States.

  10. Review: Millard's 'Hero of the Empire' a thrilling tale of Churchill's youth

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    Hear the name Winston Churchill and it is likely you conjure up an image of an elderly, portly, balding, cigar-chomping former prime minister of Great Britain. And that's fair. By any measure Churchill was one of the 20th century's greatest statesmen, who led his nation through the darkest days of World War II with …