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Demand for books on China keeps growing in Iraq-Xinhua

An Iraqi student reads a book on the Belt and Road Initiative, at a bookstore in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2022. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood) China’s development achievements and visions on promoting mutual benefit and common prosperity have generated a desire among Iraqi readers to learn more about the country, said the scholar. BAGHDAD, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) …

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Four books chosen, four authors return for Deschutes Public Library’s ‘A Novel Idea’ in 2023

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — A Novel Idea has taken readers around the world and throughout time. We’ve read amazing books, joined in on powerful programming, and had thought-provoking discussions over the last 19 years. Four authors from years past return to honor this special occasion: David James Duncan (2004), María Amparo Escandón (2006), Peter Heller …

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A Particular Kind of Genius,’ by Nick Hornby

By Kevin Canfield Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Both had rough childhoods, after which they worked tirelessly in what amounted to apprenticeships. In their 20s, both made attention-getting breakthroughs — and romantic decisions — they’d regret. Both died in their late 50s but remain bankable stars. Does this make Charles Dickens and Prince creative soulmates? Of course …

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Snoop Dogg, Master P co-sign book written by 7-year-old Lexington boy blinded by gunshot | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Snoop Dogg and Master P co-signed a children’s book created by a Lexington boy who was blinded by a gunshot at 5 years old. In December 2020, Malakai Roberts was watching a movie with his mother and brother inside his Lexington home when he was shot in the temple. Although Roberts …

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Thomas D. Peacock’s ‘Wolf’s Trail’ named One Book Northland for 2023 – Duluth News Tribune

DULUTH — The One Book Northland committee has named its 2023 selection, which local literary institutions will encourage everyone in the region to read. “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves” channels Indigenous wisdom through the voice of an elder wolf speaking to cubs. “The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told By Wolves” …

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10 books that 10 critics loved this year

“When Women Were Dragons,” by Kelly Barnhill. Doubleday | TNS “When Women Were Dragons,” by Kelly Barnhill. (Doubleday, $28.) Dragons! Dragons! Dragons! What could be bad about that? Well, as it turns out, plenty, when women in 1950s America and beyond spontaneously turn into them in Kelly Barnhill’s “When Women Were Dragons.” The novel deftly …

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