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“I recently read Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, and it pretty much knocked my socks off. Uniquely written and wryly funny, this novel is about what happens when an eccentric artist/mother suddenly vanishes and her teen daughter is left to figure out why. All I can say is once you begin it, you’d best clear your schedule: you won’t want to put it down until it’s done.”

Sarah Dessen, author of What Happened to Goodbye and the upcoming The Moon and More.

Dessen appears at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Buy a copy of What Happened to Goodbye at any Books & Books location and get one ticket to the event.

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 <span class="cutline_leadin">Bad Feminist</span>. Roxane Gay. Harper Perennial. 336 pages. $15.99 in paper.

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    Fundraiser supports Read to a Child

    Drinking wine, eating cheese, meeting local author Brad Meltzer — and helping kids learn to love books. What’s not to like about Read to a Child’s fund-raising event, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Books & Books in Coral Gables?

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 <span class="cutline_leadin">Against Football:</span> One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Steve Almond. Melville House. 192 pages. $22.95.

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    Steve Almond considers football, our unkickable addiction

    The complex, excessive, tainted love for the game of football and its players, with all their brutality and excesses, is the focus of Steve Almond’s book. It’s an indictment, a self-excoriation and a provocative analysis of why so many Americans are hooked on this organized violence.

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