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Book Notes, Jan. 14

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New from Butler Center Books: “Beyond Central, Toward Acceptance” (paperback, $19.95), five years of oral histories recorded by Little Rock Central High ninth graders for a student-created website, lrchmemory.org.

Little Rock novelist Kevin Brockmeier served as guest editor for “Real Unreal: The Best American Fantasy 3” (Underland Press Books, paperback, $14.95). The collection includes stories by Stephen King, Peter S. Beagle and Jeffrey Ford.

Fayetteville author Joan Hess has a new Arly Hanks novel. “The Merry Wives of Maggody” (Minotaur Books, hardcover, $24.99) is a golf-themed mystery set in fictional Maggody, Ark.

The Arkansas branch of the League of American Pen Women, a group that supports writers, musicians and artists, has released a new book, “Our Arkansas … Selected Places” (Grandmother Earth, paperback, $10). The coffee-table-style book includes poems, essays and photographs on iconic Arkansas places and things. Copies are available by sending $12.50 ($2.50 for shipping and handling) to 1115 Gillette Drive, Little Rock, 72227.

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