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Friends, parents and climate change sci-fi: These are some of 2022's best books

Novelist and Arizona State University English professor Matt Bell read about 120 books this year — he guesses about 70 of them were new.

And he has some thoughts on what defined the world of books this year, and which books came out on top.

The Show spoke with him to learn his picks.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.