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Byline: BRANDY HILBOLDT ALLPORT

HIAASEN IS BACK

A new novel by best-selling Florida author Carl Hiaasen hits the bookstores this week (July 27). "Star Island" (Alfred A. Knopf, 337, $26.95), about the antics of a drug-addled former child star, is pure Hiaasen: a weed-whacker prosthesis, a cattle prod, a bodyguard named Chemo and an appearance by Clinton Tyree, the former governor who now lives off roadkill. This is Hiaasen's first adult novel since "Nature Girl," published in 2006.

BOOK SALE THIS WEEK

Members of the Friends of Jacksonville Public Library will have another mini-sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mandarin branch library, 3330 Kori Road. There will be thousands of books, and prices range from 50 cents to $2. The group organizes two Great Jacksonville Book Sales at the Jacksonville fairgrounds every year. The next one is Oct. 8-10. Current prices for membership are $12.50 per family, and $7.50 for individuals. Purchase memberships at the BOOKtique inside the Main Library downtown or at the Saturday Morning Bookstore at University Park Library. Funds raised support the library's budget.

SOLD OUT ROMANCE

Next weekend, members of the Romance Writers of America will attend their annual convention down the road at Disney. Led by Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz, some of the biggest stars of romance fiction will be in attendance. Don't plan to drop in on one of the many seminars or parties. This extremely popular event is already sold out. Watch the site at www.rwanational.org for details on next year's convention in New York.

CATCHING AN AGENT

Best-selling author Elaine Viets, "The Dead-End Job Mysteries," will present a workshop at the Saturday, Aug. 7, meeting of the Florida Sisters in Crime. Viets' latest book is "Half-Price Homicide" (NAL, 272 pages, $22.95). The session will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southeast regional library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Topics include "Developing Characters" and "Catching and Keeping an Agent." The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. To reserve a spot, go to www. …

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