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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. (Graywolf) In 2011, the contours of Nelson’s family and identity began to shift as the author became pregnant and her partner started receiving testosterone injections. Combining poetry and cultural criticism, her memoir, a wide-ranging examination of maternity and love, considers how convention and queerness shape and limit families.

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Syrian writer to speak at Davidson

Award-winning Syrian novelist and screenwriter, Khaled Khalifa, will discuss the role of art and culture during the Syria uprising at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall in the Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road.

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Book review: Golden age of innovation is behind us

In the RTP area it’s easy to become what economist Robert Gordon calls a “techno-optimist.” The Triangle’s many IT and biotech companies, its renowned medical centers and its distinguished universities suggest that the world is oozing with creativity and entrepreneurship. Even when some in the region attempt to raise cautionary flags, the worry is about the social dislocations caused by disruptive technological innovation rather than about the possibility that technology might not be changing fast enough.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Feb. 7, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.

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Author explores family skeletons in 'Family Tree'

On Jan. 22, 1912, three men and a woman were lynched in Hamilton, Ga.. The four, all African-American, were taken from jail cells where they were awaiting trial for allegedly having killed a local bachelor. They were marched through the night to a tree by Friendship Baptist Church and killed. It was well after dark, but the sounds of the mob, the gunfire and the screams of the victims woke children in nearby houses.

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Writers: Get thee behind me, envy!

Sarah Manguso, a writer herself, talks about writerly envy in the Jan. 29 issue of the New York Times Book Review. She says writers are known to suffer from the envy of money, of accolades, of publication in this or that place. That’s in relation to other writers, of course.

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Best-sellers

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

Books

Best-sellers

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

Books

This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Jan. 31, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.