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November 22, 2011

Today's Featured Title and Contest November 22, 2011
This Special Newsletter spotlights a book to consider as a holiday gift selection. Read more about it and enter our Holiday Cheer Daily Contest to win a copy of the book. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!
Today's Featured Book and Contest: A CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD by Garrison Keillor
The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" (Charlotte Creative Loafing)

Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country-bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky-rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see The Nutcracker while James yearns only to escape --- the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers down to weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow's wonderful Christmas gift.

Garrison Keillor's holiday farce is the perfect gift for the millions of fans who tune into A Prairie Home Companion every week.

-Click here to read more about the book.

Click here to enter the contest by noon ET on Wednesday, November 23rd.
What to Give, What to Get: A Holiday Shopping Suggestion Guide

Headed out to do some holiday shopping? Before you go, check out our What to Give, What to Get feature with ideas in four categories.

This year's featured categories are:

-Eat, Drink & Be Merry: Cookbooks, Entertaining Guides and Culinary Tales
-Faces & Places: Biography, Memoir and History
-Great Choices for Booklovers: Fiction and Nonfiction Highlights
-Holiday Spirit: Perfect Selections for Holiday Reading


Click here to see our "What to Give, What to Get" Gift Guide.

This is a special daily newsletter for our Holiday Cheer Daily Contest, which will mail Monday through Wednesday (with the exception of this week) until December 14th. This newsletter is separate from our weekly newsletter, which mails every Friday. You can subscribe to that newsletter here.

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