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    NONFICTION: An informative and compelling biography of the architect of the U.S. policy of "containing" the Soviet Union. "Kennan: A Life Between Worlds" by Frank Costigliola; Princeton University Press (648 pages, $39.95) ——— Architect of the U.S. policy of "containing" the Soviet Union during the Cold War, George F. Kennan was one of this country's preeminent diplomats, historians, and ...

      NONFICTION: Slim but incisive, this collection of graceful essays explores the struggle to be Black and female in a world of toxic patriarchy. "Black and Female" by Tsitsi Dangarembga; Graywolf Press (128 pages, $23) ——— "The first wound for all of us who are classified as 'black' is empire." So begins the first essay in Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga's trenchant new collection, "Black ...

        FICTION: A debut about books, friendship and parenthood set in New York City. "Vintage Contemporaries" by Dan Kois; Harper (336 pages, $27.99) ——— One night, Emily has an improbable yet memorable encounter in a New York City diner. She is eating alone when another young woman — a perfect stranger — slides into the booth opposite her and helps herself to her last dumpling. She turns out to be ...

          Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Jan. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2023 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The House of Wolves. Patterson/Lupica. Little, Brown 2. Hell Bent. ...

            Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, Jan. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2023 NPD Group. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by PWxyz LLC. © 2023, PWxyz LLC.) HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The House of Wolves" by James Patterson and Mike Lupica (Little, ...

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