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Week of September 9, 2013

Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are longtime friends and co-regents of a used record store in Michael Chabon's TELEGRAPH AVENUE. But when ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode announces his plan to build a megastore nearby, the duo fears that it will mean certain death for their small business. What they don’t know is that this announcement marks the peak of a secret history, including a forgotten crime of the Black Panther era. How will the two make it through these trying times?

A Home for My Heart by Anne Mateer

Sadie Sillsby is torn when she is offered the position of matron at the orphanage where she works. She loves her job, but she also loves her beau, Blaine --- and tradition dictates that she cannot have both. Should she give up her plans for a life with Blaine in order to continue serving these children who have no one else?