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Great Choices for Book Lovers 2011

What to Give, What to Get

Great Choices for Book Lovers 2011

Fiction and Nonfiction Highlights

Got someone on your list who loves great fiction and nonfiction reads? Our "Great Choices for Book Lovers" category is bound to give you some ideas for what to get the avid reader(s) in your life.

Already Home by Susan Mallery - Romance


After nearly a decade as a sous-chef in a trendy eatery, Jenna is desperate for a change. She's supported her ex-husband's dreams for so long that she can't even remember her own. Until she sees a for-lease sign near her parents' home and envisions her very own cooking store.

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen - Fiction

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul --- the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery.

The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal - Memoir

THE HARE WITH THE AMBER EYES is the internationally bestselling family memoir by renowned ceramist Edmund de Waal, who traces his family lineage through World War II Europe using his treasured collection of Japanese carved figurines called netsuke.

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield - Reference

Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. A must-have book for the design conscious, JUST MY TYPE's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES and SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY.

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The Sisters by Nancy Jensen - Fiction

Growing up in hardscrabble Kentucky in the 1920s. Bertie Fisher and her older sister Mabel have no one but each other --- with perhaps a sweetheart for Bertie waiting in the wings. But on the day that Bertie receives her eighth-grade diploma, good intentions go terribly wrong.
A Song For My Mother by Kat Martin - Romance

Ten years after eloping with her high school boyfriend, Marly Hanson returns to her hometown at the request of her daughter, Katie, who has recently been treated for brain cancer. But what starts as a short visit becomes much more complicated.

When She Woke by Hillary Jordan - Dystopian Thriller

WHEN SHE WOKE is a fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate an America of a not-too-distant future --- where the line between church and state has been eradicated and convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated but chromed and released back into the population to survive as best they can.

Postcards from Penguin: One Hundred Book Covers in One Box by -

This is a collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and iconic Penguin book jacket. From classics to crime, here are over seventy years of quintessentially British design in one box.

Vintage Postcards from Vanity Fair: One Hundred Classic Covers, 1913-1936 by Graydon Carter -

From modernist wonders to striking Jazz Age delights-a box of 100 postcards, each featuring a different and beautiful vintage cover from Vanity Fair magazine.