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The Bookworm: Broken Hearts, Broken Laws

Savvy, long-time readers of Carl Weber will remember many hearts and laws broken, as well as a lot of hot mattresses and cold revenge.
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The Bookworm: ‘Secret Service Dogs’

In “Secret Service Dogs,” you’ll find some heart-pounders, a few tears and the words “best dog,” which will appeal to current-events fans and dog lovers alike. Such a good book.
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The Bookworm: ‘Lose Your Final 15’

If those holiday cookies went from lips to hips and you’re walking them off now, “Lose Your Final 15” is a book you shouldn’t walk past.
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The Bookworm: One for the Earth, Wind & Fire Fan

The audience for this book, I think, is with a professional musician or a die-hard EW&F fan. If you are, “My Life with Earth, Wind & Fire” could be elemental.
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The Bookworm: ‘Courage to Soar’

This is a story you can share with anyone; in fact, when you’ve finished “Courage to Soar,” you’ll probably want to. A book like this, you’ll fall head-over-heels for.
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The Bookworm: ‘A Gift from Bob’

With an abundance of Christmas books to choose from, it may take something special to grab your attention. Bowen’s tale on the streets of London resonates a little stronger at this time.
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The Bookworm: ‘A Boy Called Christmas’

If your child is in need of something to get into the holiday mood, then here’s a great early-Christmas gift. “A Boy Called Christmas” is a book they’ll never leave.
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The Bookworm: ‘Hot Sauce Nation’

If you crave a taste that nearly melts your teeth, “Hot Sauce Nation” will further ignite your interest.
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The Bookworm: ‘Brief Histories of Everyday Objects’

Imagine the first person who created a toothbrush. Better yet – imagine life before a toothbrush. Think about it: getting your mouth minty-fresh wasn’t exactly easy with twigs or rags.
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Review: ‘Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day’

"Whichever way the axis of power tilts for the foreseeable future, the Caribbean remains in the middle of it all, a crossroads connecting the world as it has done for more than five hundred years," Gibson writes.
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