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MONUMENTAL

Best-selling mystery writer and UNF professor Michael Wiley has produced a new noir mystery, “Monument Road.” As with his Daniel Turner thrillers (“Black Hammock Island”), Wiley sets this first of a new series in Jacksonville. Protagonist Franky Dast, a former death-row inmate convicted at the age of 18 for the rape and murder of two adolescent boys, and who now, after the verdict was overturned 8 years later, has become an investigator for an organization that helps those wrongly treated in our justice system, uncovers a Pandora’s box of murder and mayhem as he attempts to clear his name and find the real killer of the two teenagers. Author Wiley introduces “Monument Road” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chamblin’s Uptown, 215 N. Laura St.

MUDD-Y

Award-winning Georgia author Pamela Bauer Mueller introduces her new history “A Shadow of Hope: The Story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd” at 1 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 3, at Barnes & Noble St. Johns Town Center.

WARRING

Executive Director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival Daren Wang introduces his new novel “The Hidden Light of Northern Fires,” a story of the only town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to secede from the Union during the Civil War, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Coffee with the Author at the Casino, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons. Free for members, $10 for guests. Reservations: litguildssi.org/events.

SELF-HELPING

UNF psychology professor Tracy Alloway discusses her book, “The Working Memory Advantage: Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Webb Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St.

SCIEN-TRIFFIC

Jacksonville children’s author Jennifer Swanson, discusses her best-selling science books (“Brain Games,” “Super Gear,” “Everything Robotics”) 2 p.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble St. Johns Town Center.

STORYTIMES

• “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel,” a Hanukkah celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday, Barnes & Noble St. Johns Town Center.

• “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes & Noble St. Johns Town Center, Barnes & Noble San Jose, 11112 San Jose Blvd., Barnes & Noble St. Augustine, 1930 U.S. 1 South.

SIGNINGS

Jane Wood (“Trouble on the St. Johns,” “Adventures on Amelia Island,” “Lost in Boston”) from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, at The Book Loft, 220 Centre St., Fernandina Beach.

BOOK CLUBS

Chabad at the Beaches Jewish Women’s Book Club discusses “Karolina’s Twins,” a story of the Holocaust, by Ronald H. Balson, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, email leah@chabadbeaches.com for location and reservations.

NOW OUT

• “The Whispering Room,” Jane Hawk returns in Dean Koontz’s latest.

• “Year One,” the first of a new dystopian series from Nora Roberts, out Tuesday.

• “The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan,” by Sebastian Mallaby in paperback.

• “The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works,” a new translation Kurt Raaflaub.

• “”Where’s Waldo?” 30th anniversary edition by Martin Hanford.

AWARDS

• The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is accepting submissions in 45 categories for the 2018 FAPA President’s Book Awards. Go to www.myFAPA.org for details.

• The 2017 Florida Book Awards deadline is Jan. 13. See floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu for info.

• Deadline is Dec. 15 for nominations for the 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. See floridahumanities.org/flaw for requirements.

SAVE THE DATE

• The Amelia island Book Festival, Feb. 15-17, with headliners Steve Berry, Lee Child, and Adriana Trigiani.

• The Savannah Book Festival, Feb. 15-18, with Diana Gabaldon, Lisa Ko and Jodi Picoult.

Send Bookmarks information to brandysbookmarks1@outlook.com (don’t forget the 1). Announcements must arrive seven days before the Sunday of publication. Events open to all unless stated and always subject to change.