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Book event calendar May 29-June 4

Story times: The Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Ada, Caldwell and Nampa public libraries offer story programs for children of all ages. Go to their websites and click on the calendar to check out the offerings.

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Realism runs deep in Idaho author’s series

Good-natured protagonist Charley Cove returns in Tony Latham’s second fictional work, “Seven Dead Fish.” After the harrowing events of “Five Fingers,” Cove is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and just wants to get back to his regular duties as an Idaho game warden.

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 22, 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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Conservatives are finally taking prejudice seriously

A funny thing happened when conservative media leaders met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. The summit was meant to quell right-wing anger over news reports that the site's "trending topics" links are chosen by curators with a liberal bias. It was Facebook's effort at transparency. But it ended up revealing as much about conservative thought as it did about social media.

Home & Garden

Gardening without Roundup

It’s the moment of truth. In the 1980s I was a casual user of Roundup, a popular herbicide that I applied mostly to poison ivy. By spraying or painting the foliage, I could kill the whole plant, roots and all.

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Fat and happy: No one tells author Lindy West what to do

Lindy West is a defender of bodies: women's bodies, fat bodies, every body's right to exist in whatever way, shape or form, unjudged and unassailed. "Everyone has a body," she says. "We haven't developed brain-in-jar technology yet." Her writing puts forth the unfortunately radical proposition that each person's body is that person's own business.

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A ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ for the restaurant set

Stephanie Danler’s first novel, “Sweetbitter,” about a young woman in New York City’s restaurant world, is going to make a lot of people hungry. It did for me, at any rate. My copy, I notice, has some grease stains in it, a few red pepper flakes, a stubby bit of mint.

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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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