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If you’re going to be shopping on Black Friday and throughout the holidays, don’t forget about the book-lover in the family. There’s a book for everyone to enjoy this season.
For the techie: Steve Jobs biography
Walter Isaacson portrays the hidden side of the innovative entrepreneur, Steve Jobs. The book is based on more than forty interviews with family, friends and collegues that took place over two years. Readers might be surprised with what they learn about the famous mastermind.
For the Historian who likes mystery: 11/22/63
Would you rewrite history? One high-school English teacher must decide the fate of the world in this new novel by Stephen King and rewrite the past in this adventure back in time.
For the recent graduate: The Marriage Plot
The real world is hard as recent graduate Madeleine Hanna tries to figure out her life. Suddenly, it gets even more complicated as a new relationship with one man clashes with an old friend who is obsessed with her becoming his wife. This triangle of mayhem asks readers to dwell on the true nature of love.
For the questioner: IQ84
Set in Tokyo in 1984, this novel details the life of two main characters, Aomame, a hired killer, and Tengo, a writer. Aomame questions the world as her life converges over the year with Tengo’s. An instant hit in Japan, this novel has been translated into English. It has been named one of the best books of 2011.
For the teenager: The Hunger Games (Trilogy)
Suzanne Collins rivals J. K. Rowling in her new young-adult science fiction series, The Hunger Games. In a desolate world that used to be the United States, the Capitol controls twelve districts, and each district must send one boy and one girl to battle to death. Suspenseful action and a love triangle leave readers starving for the next chapter.
For the romantic: Perfect Harmony: Unfinished Business and Local Hero
With two love stories in one, this is the perfect book for a romantic. Unfinished Business explores the idea of figuring out who you are with the help of a loved one. Local hero explores a single mom’s options of finding a male role model for her son, but trying not to fall madly in love.
When in doubt, a Kindle or Kindle Fire might just do the trick for the tricky person you have to buy for or the person who wants everything. A Kindle runs for $79 and a Kindle Fire runs for $199.
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