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Paperback Picks is back — now a once-a-month compilation. Here are 10 great books just out in paperback; some of which I've read and enjoyed, and some I can't wait to get to. Happy fall reading! "Fledgling" by Octavia E. Butler (Grand Central Publishing, $16.99). Butler, who died in 2006 (and lived in the Seattle area during her last years), was a pioneering Black female writer in science ...

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NONFICTION: A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and physician returns with a sweeping, erudite story of cells, the basic unit of all life. "The Song of the Cell" by Siddhartha Mukherjee; Scribner (473 pages, $32.50) ——— Rhodes Scholar, renowned oncologist, contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times. Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Emperor of All Maladies" and bestselling "The ...

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FICTION: War and peace surge through the pages of a Nobel laureate's captivating, brilliant new novel. "Afterlives" by Abdulrazak Gurnah; Riverhead (320 pages, $28) ——— One of the most awe-inspiring developments in our contemporary literature is the surpassing brilliance of Anglophone African novelists, from Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Zambia's Namwali Serpell to Zimbabwe's Petina ...

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to respond quickly enough during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs a major overhaul, Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D., said Wednesday. With her rebuke, she sketched out a plan to prioritize action on public health needs, The New York Times reported.

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Democrats have every right to be pleased that they passed another big spending bill, but a lot of them are getting carried away. Longtime Democratic consultant Robert Shrum celebrated the momentum behind the passage of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act by tweeting, “Biden is the most legislatively successful President since LBJ.”

TUESDAY, July 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Anthony Fauci, M.D., who has helped shepherd Americans through the pandemic amid heavy fire from critics, plans to retire as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases by the end of President Joe Biden's term.

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