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Best Books of the Month: November 2010

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1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
4.8 out of 5 stars (24,024 customer reviews)
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Random House
November 16, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: From Laura Hillenbrand, the bestselling author of Seabiscuit, comes Unbroken, the inspiring true story of a man who lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfurls the story of Louie Zamperini--a ... Read more

2. The Memory Chalet
The Memory Chalet
by Tony Judt
4.6 out of 5 stars (44 customer reviews)
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Penguin Press
November 11, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: In 2008 Tony Judt, the historian and essayist whose book Postwar was quickly recognized as one of the landmark works of our time, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was soon almost fully paralyzed, but before his death in the ... Read more

3. Moonlight Mile (Kenzie and Gennaro)
Moonlight Mile (Kenzie and Gennaro)
by Dennis Lehane
3.6 out of 5 stars (404 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
William Morrow
November 2, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: It’s tough going for a good man in a messed-up world, particularly in Dennis Lehane's Boston. Patrick Kenzie knows he did the right thing twelve years ago (during the events in Gone, Baby, Gone) when he located missing 4-year-old ... Read more

4. Full Dark, No Stars
Full Dark, No Stars
by Stephen King
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,284 customer reviews)
Out of Print--Limited Availability
Scribner
November 9, 2010
Hardcover

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: When a master of horror and heebie-jeebies like Stephen King calls his book Full Dark, No Stars, you know you’re in for a treat--that is, if your idea of a good time is spent curled up in a ball ... Read more

5. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,150 customer reviews)
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Scribner
November 16, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: "In 2010, about six hundred thousand Americans, and more than 7 million humans around the world, will die of cancer." With this sobering statistic, physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee begins his comprehensive and eloquent "biography" of one of the most virulent ... Read more

6. Decoded
Decoded
by Jay-Z
4.5 out of 5 stars (152 customer reviews)
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Spiegel & Grau
November 16, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: Like its multi-hyphenate author, Jay-Z, Decoded is many things at once. At its core, Decoded is an eloquent and candid memoir detailing the story of a man who was born in a Brooklyn housing project, spent his teen years dealing drugs ... Read more

7. Life
Life
by Keith Richards
4.2 out of 5 stars (1,135 customer reviews)
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Little, Brown and Company
October 26, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: It's hard to imagine a celebrity memoir--or any memoir for that matter--that is as easy to drink in (so to speak) as Keith Richards's Life. Die-hard Stones fans will love tales of the band's ascension from the "interval" band at the ... Read more

8. Old Bear and His Cub (Little Cub)
Old Bear and His Cub (Little Cub)
by Olivier Dunrea
4.3 out of 5 stars (40 customer reviews)
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Philomel Books
November 11, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: Beautiful wintery illustrations are the perfect background for Old Bear and His Cub. Old Bear and Little Cub love each other with all of their hearts, and their day together revolves around Old Bear ensuring that Little Cub does things that ... Read more

9. Virals (Virals, Book 1)
Virals (Virals, Book 1)
by Kathy Reichs
4.2 out of 5 stars (355 customer reviews)
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Razorbill
November 2, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: Kathy Reichs, creator of the hit television show and mystery series, Bones, brings her bestselling blend of science and suspense to teens with the first in a new series, Virals. Tory is the science-obsessed niece of a famous forensic anthropologist, ... Read more

10. The Properties of Water
The Properties of Water
by Hannah Roberts McKinnon
4.3 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
October 26, 2010
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Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2010: Though Lace Martin lives in the wake of her older sister Marni—a popular high-school student and star of the varsity swim team—the two are as close as can be both in and out of the water. So when Marni is involved ... Read more