Best Books of the Month: November 2009

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1. A Friend of the Family
A Friend of the Family
by Lauren Grodstein
3.6 out of 5 stars (329 customer reviews)
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Algonquin Books
November 10, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009: In A Friend of the Family, Lauren Grodstein, author of the breakout debut novel, Reproduction Is the Flaw of Love, goes to even greater literary heights with a contemporary suburban drama brewing with an undercurrent of violence that, with each turn ... Read more

2. Too Much Happiness: Stories
Too Much Happiness: Stories
by Alice Munro
3.6 out of 5 stars (141 customer reviews)
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Alfred A. Knopf
November 17, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009: "She hated to hear the word 'escape' used about fiction. She might have argued, not just playfully, that it was real life that was the escape. But this was too important to argue about." Taken from a story called "Free Radicals," ... Read more

3. Ad Hoc at Home
Ad Hoc at Home
by Thomas Keller
4.7 out of 5 stars (242 customer reviews)
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Artisan
November 6, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009: You don't often see the name Thomas Keller mixed with words like "accessible" or "home cook," but with Ad Hoc at Home, the award-winning chef presents a collection of recipes destined for the center of the table at casual family gatherings. ... Read more

4. Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux)
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux)
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
4.6 out of 5 stars (34 customer reviews)
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Carolrhoda Books
November 1, 2009
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2009 Tales of the Wild West don't get any better than the life and times of Bass Reeves, the first African-American deputy U.S. marshal and the most successful in American history. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrator R. Gregory Christie--both Coretta Scott ... Read more