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What if there were an army of indie booksellers enthusiastically reading and reviewing practically every new book coming out in the next year, and what if the books they were the most excited about, the books they couldn't wait to push into their customers' hands with a breathless "You've GOT to read this!" (virtually or otherwise), the ones with all the nine- and ten-star ratings were carefully curated and collected in a handy list? Well, all we can say is...KEEP READING!

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Calypso by David SedarisWhat is there even left to say about a David Sedaris book? This is the first one I've read since moving to North Carolina, so I found it particularly funny to know more about the places he mentions and visits. These stories are so very personal. They touched me deeply and I was moved by his honesty.

Of course, there are still times that I spit coffee all over myself because I made the mistake of drinking while reading. This new one from Sedaris will not disappoint.

Calypso by David Sedaris ($28.00*, Little Brown and Company), recommended by Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC.