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julia alvarez

    This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

"The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi*
"Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez
"Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
"Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid

Ibram X. Kendi is featured on this week's episode of "The Book Show," in an encore airing of Joe Donahue's interview with him about "How to Be an Anti-Racist."

"Afterlife" is the first adult novel in almost 15- years by Julia Alvarez - the bestselling author of In the "Time of the Butterflies" and "How the García Girls Lost Their Accents." "Afterlife" is a compact yet deeply felt novel that speaks to grief, our broken society, and the questions of what we owe to each other, ourselves, and our larger community.