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Best bets for Nov. 23

LINCOLN, THE BOOK

I haven’t seen “Lincoln” yet, but just started Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” At nearly 800 pages, it will take awhile. But Goodwin is so good that from the opening chapter — when she describes Lincoln, talking with a friend at his office and sprawled on a settee that’s too short for his lanky frame — she helps us see the person behind the myth.

ANOTHER GOOD BET

What will become of books? “The State of the Book in the Digital Age,” a panel discussion featuring author Susan Stinson, book artist Daniel Kelm, publisher Galvin G. Grant and bookseller Nancy Felton, tackles that subject Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at Forbes Library in Northampton.

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