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Archives - November 2009

In an equally heartwarming and heartbreaking story about her mother, Cathy Lamb --- author of JULIA'S CHOCOLATES, THE LAST TIME I WAS ME and HENRY'S SISTER --- illustrates how, like the famous quote says, you gotta put up with the rain if you want the rainbow.
Carol was quoted in USA TODAY's article about Oprah Winfrey's big announcement. The London Times newspaper has published its Top 100 Books of the Decade. Publishers Weekly just released its Best of 2009 list. Any of your favorites make the list? Any surprises? Omissions?
O Mag: "Sophie Hannah's THE WRONG one of the season's most absorbing reads." Your book club can win a live Skype cast and copies of THE WRONG MOTHER through our registered book club promotion. Register your group for a chance to win.
NPR's Morning Edition recently talked to Sapphire, author of PUSH: A Novel, about her technique of teaching illiterate students. The movie "Precious," based on the book, is now playing in select cities. Borders recently announced the closing of 200 stores in its Waldenbooks Specialty Retail division, eliminating an estimated 1,500 jobs in the process.
Today's guest blogger is Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of sixteen thrillers and one work of nonfiction --- the newly released WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG: The Amazing Adventu
Today, SMASHER author Keith Raffel writes about molding his children’s love of all things literary, and how this love fostered an unforgettable holiday tradition.
In a touching anecdote of friendship through the years, Wendy Smith --- author of GIVE A LITTLE: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World --- sheds light on just how special a "re-gifted" holiday present can be.
It's almost inevitable that bringing large families together for the holidays will result in chaos, and Edward Falco --- author of SAINT JOHN OF THE FIVE BURROUGHS --- recalls the one Christmas he found the perfect escape from the disorder around him through the pages of a good book.
Oh, the things we do for love.... Today's guest blogger, HUMMINGBIRD author Joshua Gaylord, reminisces about an adolescent crush and the impact of his affections more than 2 decades later.
Kicking off this year's Holiday Blog is Beverly Barton, whose latest novel, SILENT KILLER, was recently spotlighted in our Romantic Suspense feature.