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Waiting for the paperback? Here are 11 good reads, out now

"A book worth reading is worth buying," the Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin famously said - and I suspect he had a problem with shelf space, too. Those of us who love books like to surround ourselves with them, a habit that can wreak havoc with dust, available household surfaces (you should see where I've managed to stack a few books) and our finances.

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Lucky Week 13 for Book Club Bingo

Here’s your Week 13 card and all you need to know for a chance to win a gift-pack of four new books. Check out the details below for information on past winners and even more chances for you to win. There’s also a link below that takes you to all the past cards in case one of those better fits your needs. Keep reading!

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Reading Matters

Hoping for sequel to Charlotte lawyer’s debut novel

A word about Phillip Lewis’s debut novel, “The Barrowfields,” out now from the prestigious Hogarth Press. Lewis is a Charlotte lawyer with Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes. Some of the novel’s scenes he sets in Myers Park, others in Chapel Hill, where the main character Henry Aster attends law school. And some on Sullivans Island, S.C., where Aster and his buddies spend a dramatic, beery weekend and where he falls hard for a young woman named Story who is searching for her biological father.

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Novelist Sue Miller to read in Davidson

Best kept secret is Mecklenburg County is that novelist Sue Miller is the visiting McGee Professor of Creative Writing this spring at Davidson College. And you’re invited to hear her read from her work on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the Carolina Inn on Main Street in Davidson.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, March 19, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.

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Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her 'Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland's remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 "60 Minutes" report, is "the embodiment of the American dream." Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old's movements, and suggested a ballet class.