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The Bookworm: ‘Nobody’

“Nobody” by Marc Lamont Hill, foreword by Todd Brewster c.2016, Atria                  $26              250 pages Charges dropped. You were surprised but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different but only barely. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery
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The Bookworm: ‘Thank You, Teacher’

If you’re a student or about to be one, remember this title; you’ll want it for later in the year, at gift-time. Thank a teacher if you can read “Thank You, Teacher.”
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The Bookworm: ‘The Joy of Swimming’

Dip your toes in if you dare, or just dive right in. The water’s fine and so is this book; for mermaid, athlete, or mere fans of the old waterin’ hole, “The Joy of Swimming” will make a big splash.
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The Bookworm: ‘Paws of Courage’

You might find this book in the children’s section of your favorite bookish place, but I think it’s more for readers ages 14-to-adult. Give “Paws of Courage” to your dog-lover and you’ll be a hero.
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The Bookworm: Good Company is Half the Feast

Of course, you’ve had good meals before but, as you’ll see in “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent, good company is half the feast.
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The Bookworm: The King of Pop’s Last ’83 Minutes’

It’s rare for me to like a book before I even get to the end of page one, but that’s what happened with “83 Minutes.” This is an easy book to dive into.
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The Bookworm: One of the Better Books on ‘The Greatest’

If you need a book about The Greatest, then, “Running with The Champ” may be one of the better ones.
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The Bookworm: Latest Novel from Terry McMillan

This is a novel for anyone who’s lost a love and wondered, “What if…?” It’s a book you’ll want to share with your BFFs. “I Almost Forgot about You” is a book you shouldn’t let get away.
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The Bookworm: Take This Book for a Spin

This book is as fun as a spin around the block on a warm summer evening, reading it easy as, well, riding a bike. And if that was (or is) one of your favorite things, “The Mechanical Horse” is a winner.
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The Bookworm: ‘On the Origins of Sports’

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.
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