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  1. Review: Oliver Sacks' 'On the Move' a ride through a life well lived

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    Thanks to a media-friendly personality and bestselling books like Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia, physician and author Oliver Sacks is a familiar cultural figure, sort of everybody's charming, eccentric, really brilliant uncle.

     The author writes in his journal at Machu Picchu in Peru in 2006.
  2. A roundup of new picture books for children

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    Goodnight Already!

    By Jory John and Benji Davies

    Harper, $17.99; ages 4-8

  3. Events: Sarasota PoetryLife festival features Billy Collins

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    Book Talk

    Local author David C. Edmonds (Lily of Peru) will discuss and sign his thriller at 3 p.m. April 27 at Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St.

  4. Notable: men of music

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    Notable

    Men of music

    New memoirs delve into the harmonies and discords of the lives of three accomplished (and very different) musicians.

  5. Review: Toni Morrison's 'God Help the Child'

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    With God Help the Child, Toni Morrison brings her brilliant multibook epic of black life in America into the present.

    Toni Morrison, 84, is the only living American Nobel laureate for literature. Her accolades include a Pulitzer.
  6. Review: Cynthia Barnett's 'Rain: A Natural and Cultural History'

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    Without rain, we wouldn't be here, Cynthia Barnett tells us in her fascinating new book Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.

    Heavy rain on lake surface during thunderstorm
  7. What's Adam Riches reading?

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    Nightstand

    Adam Riches

    It was a book, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema, that helped Riches, 29, realize his passion for art. He received it as a gift at the age of 6, and he immediately began tracing Lee's characters and "over time trying to replicate the …

    Adam Riches created the cover for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero: The Death of Snake Eyes: Part 1, #212, which includes all 280 villains G.I. Joe has battled over the years.
  8. Greg Sestero to sign 'The Disaster Artist' at Inkwood

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    Book Talk

    The University of South Florida Humanities Institute's Poetry Month programs continue with a reading by poets Sandra Beasley (Theories of Falling) and Meg Day (Last Psalm at Sea Level) at 6 p.m. Tuesday; Beasley, Day and poet Erica Dawson will appear on a panel …

  9. Review: 'Target Tokyo' recounts amazing Doolittle bomb raid

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    Between December 7 and 14, 1941, Imperial Japanese forces unleashed massive attacks upon Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaya, Wake Island, Guam and Midway. At the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, eight battleships, three cruisers and several destroyers were demolished or damaged. One …

  10. Events: Ersula Knox Odom to discuss 'African Americans of Tampa'

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    Book Talk

    Ersula Knox Odom (African Americans of Tampa) will discuss and sign her book of local history at 6 p.m. April 14 at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library, 2607 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa.