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Week of October 8, 2018

Paperback releases for the week of October 8th include MERRY AND BRIGHT by Debbie Macomber, a delightful holiday novel of first impressions and second chances; DARE NOT LINGER, the long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death but now completed by acclaimed South African writer Mandla Langa; MRS. OSMOND, in which John Banville continues the story of Isabel Archer, the young protagonist of Henry James’ beloved THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY; and THE RIVER OF CONSCIOUSNESS, a collection of essays that displays the late Oliver Sacks' passionate engagement with the most compelling ideas of human endeavor --- evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness and experience.