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Our final featured title is COMFORT & JOY by India Knight. Enter by Thursday, December 15th at noon ET for your chance to win a copy.

It's December 23, and Clara Dunphy is running around Oxford Street like a chicken with its head cut off trying to pick up "a few last-minute bits and bobs." Despite the frenzy, the twice-divorced mother of three loves Christmas and always wants to make it perfect. A challenge even in the best of times, but particularly when "family" means an extended network of in-laws, out-laws, ex-stepfathers and hangers-on, totaling 16. Is the madness of Christmas really worth it?

Today's featured title is JUST MY TYPE: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. Enter by Tuesday, December 13th at noon ET for your chance to win a copy.

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.

Today's featured title is SWEETNESS: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton by Jeff Pearlman. Enter by Thursday, December 8th at noon ET for your chance to win a copy.

Crafted from interviews with more than 700 sources, acclaimed sportswriter Jeff Pearlman has produced the first definitive biography of legendary NFL running back Walter Payton, nicknamed “Sweetness.” 

Today's featured title is PLUGGED by Eoin Colfer. Enter by Wednesday, December 7th at noon ET for your chance to win a copy.

An Irish ex-pat becomes embroiled in one --- and possibly two --- murders, and as he finds himself becoming a prime suspect, he begins to wonder if he is indeed a killer.

Today's featured title is AMERICA'S GREAT RAILROAD STATIONS by Roger Straus III, Ed Breslin and Hugh Van Dusen. Enter by Tuesday, December 6th at noon ET for your chance to win a copy.

For much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. AMERICA'S GREAT RAILROAD STATIONS tells the astonishing story of these enduring structures and the important role they still play in the country's landscape.