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Known most famously as the Fonz on sitcom “Happy Days,” Henry Winkler is also 10 books into his children’s book series “Here’s Hank” that he co-writes with Lin Oliver. Their latest book is “Here’s Hank: Hooray! My Butt Left the Bench!”

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Brooklyn publisher Akashic Books has been showcasing the darker side of cities with their noir series since 2004. Now, it's Atlanta's turn.

Fourteen Atlanta writers have contributed to "Atlanta Noir," an anthology of short stories set in the neighborhoods or suburbs of the writer's choice.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with two of the contributors, Daniel Black, whose story is set in Mechanicsville, and Jennifer Harlow, whose story is set in Peachtree City. Several writers will be reading their stories and discussing the anthology tonight at 7:30 at Charis Books. 

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Sucheta Rawal's latest children's book takes its readers to Indonesia.

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The book is the third in her series featuring world-traveling feline Beato as he navigates new cultures, new foods and new friends. Rawal, who grew up in India and now lives in Smyrna, is a world traveler herself, and Beato is based on her real life Norwegian Forest cat.

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Temperatures are creeping into the 90s, so “City Lights” officially declares that it is too darn hot! Fortunately, Atlanta offers plenty of alternatives to sweltering in the heat, and we’ll bring you options this summer on where to go and what to consume.

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First on the list, books and booze. Music venue and restaurant City Winery has teamed up with independent bookstore Posman Books for a monthly book club featuring a specialty drink. It is aptly called “Books and Booze.”

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With the holiday gift-giving season upon us,"City Lights" host Lois Reitzes and arts writer Gail O'Neill share their picks for newborns to young adults. 

Lil’ Libros Bilingual Baby Board Books
by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein

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