11/22/63, by Stephen King

11/22/63, by Stephen King

ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTSRANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENTKENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

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The New York Times Best Seller List – November 27, 2011

The NYT List reflects sales for the week ending November 12, 2011

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

  1. 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  2. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  3. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  4. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  5. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  3. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  4. BACK TO WORK, by Bill Clinton
  5. SEAL TARGET GERONIMO, by Chuck Pfarrer

HARDCOVER FICTION

  1. 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  2. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  3. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  4. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks
  5. THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING, by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  3. BACK TO WORK, by Bill Clinton
  4. JACK KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews
  5. NO HIGHER HONOR, by Condoleezza Rice

PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION

  1. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
  3. SING YOU HOME, by Jodi Picoult
  4. THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, by Stieg Larsson
  5. SARAH’S KEY, by Tatiana de Rosnay

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

  1. THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS, by Debbie Macomber
  2. CRESCENT DAWN, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
  3. WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS, by Dean Koontz
  4. SECRETS TO THE GRAVE, by Tami Hoag
  5. CROSS FIRE, by James Patterson

Paperback Nonfiction

  1. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  2. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot
  3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. CLEOPATRA, by Stacy Schiff
  5. _____ FINISH FIRST, by Tucker Max

E-Book Fiction

  1. 11/22/63, by Stephen King
  2. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  3. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  4. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  5. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks

E-Book Nonfiction

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. SEAL TARGET GERONIMO, by Chuck Pfarrer
  3. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  4. BACK TO WORK, by Bill Clinton
  5. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Hardcover Advice & Misc.

  1. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2012, edited by Craig Glenday
  2. NEARING HOME, by Billy Graham
  3. SPONTANEOUS HAPPINESS, by Andrew Weil
  4. PAULA DEEN’S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE, by Paula Deen with Melissa Clark
  5. BAKING WITH THE CAKE BOSS, by Buddy Valastro

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The New York Times Best Seller List – November 20, 2011

The NYT List reflects sales for the week ending November 5, 2011

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTION

  1. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  2. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  3. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  4. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks
  5. HOTEL VENDOME, by Danielle Steel

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  3. JACK KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews
  4. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  5. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?, by Mindy Kaling

HARDCOVER FICTION

  1. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  2. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  3. THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks
  4. HOTEL VENDOME, by Danielle Steel
  5. LOST DECEMBER, by Richard Paul Evans

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  3. JACK KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews
  4. BLUE NIGHTS, by Joan Didion
  5. NO HIGHER HONOR, by Condoleezza Rice

PAPERBACK TRADE FICTION

  1. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  2. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett
  3. SING YOU HOME, by Jodi Picoult
  4. SARAH’S KEY, by Tatiana de Rosnay
  5. CUTTING FOR STONE, by Abraham Verghese

Paperback Mass-Market Fiction

  1. WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS, by Dean Koontz
  2. CRESCENT DAWN, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
  3. THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS, by Debbie Macomber
  4. SECRETS TO THE GRAVE, by Tami Hoag
  5. THE GUARDIAN, by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Paperback Nonfiction

  1. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
  2. THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot
  3. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. CLEOPATRA, by Stacy Schiff
  5. _____ FINISH FIRST, by Tucker Max

E-Book Fiction

  1. THE NEXT ALWAYS, by Nora Roberts
  2. ZERO DAY, by David Baldacci
  3. THE LITIGATORS, by John Grisham
  4. ANGLE OF INVESTIGATION, by Michael Connelly
  5. HOTEL VENDOME, by Danielle Steel

E-Book Nonfiction

  1. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson
  2. KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  3. IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME?, by Mindy Kaling
  4. JACK KENNEDY, by Chris Matthews
  5. HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

Hardcover Advice & Misc.

  1. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2012, edited by Craig Glenday
  2. NEARING HOME, by Billy Graham
  3. EVERY DAY A FRIDAY, by Joel Osteen
  4. GREAT BY CHOICE, by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
  5. I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE THE DAY!, by David Jeremiah

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WIZARD OF OZ SCANIMATION, by Rufus Butler Seder

WIZARD OF OZ SCANIMATION, by Rufus Butler Seder

We’re off to see the wizard! The magic of Scanimation meets the wonderful Wizard of Oz, bringing to life 10 memorable scenes from the movie that’s enchanted generations of viewers. It’s the gift book of the fall, and includes:

• Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto dancing down the Yellow Brick Road
• Dorothy’s farmhouse flying upward in a twister
• Miss Gulch, on her bicycle in the tornado, transforming into a witch on a broomstick
• The Lollipop Kids strutting from side to side
• The Scarecrow doing a wacky dance
• The Tin Man swaying from side to side; Dorothy and the Scarecrow flanking him as if to catch him
• The Wicked Witch of the West waving on a sky full of flying monkeys
• The Wicked Witch of the West melting
• The Great and Powerful Oz—and the man behind the curtain frantically pulling levers
• A close-up of Dorothy clicking her ruby slippers

Like Star Wars before it, The Wizard of Oz is a marriage of phenomenal Scanimation and one of the most beloved movies of all time. It also continues to be a vital icon: Warner’s 2009 release of the 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition won DVD critics’ and numerous other awards; Warner Brothers Kids just launched wizardofozkids.com; and in 2011, Andrew Lloyd Webber is staging The Wizard of Oz on Broadway. Now it’s found yet new life through Rufus Butler Seder With equal parts love and skill, he’s created 10 compelling Scanimations, taking us over the rainbow.

A glittering, ruby-red cover is the final, delectable touch.

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GIVING 2.0, by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

GIVING 2.0, by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“Giving 2.0 is a real gift to anybody committed to using his or her life, resources, and energies to make the world a better place. I’ve been involved in philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, and fundraising for over 20 years, and this is without a doubt the most comprehensive and accessible guide to smart philanthropy that I have ever encountered. It’s both an inspiring call for a culture of giving and an excellent, indeed essential, manual of practical steps people can take to maximize their positive impact on the world.” —Edward Norton, actor and cofounder, Crowdrise

“Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen is a brilliant storyteller who has the rare gift of animating both the heart and mind of philanthropy. A compelling read, Giving 2.0 draws richly on the credibility of her personal journey as well as her broad academic expertise. It is brimming with persuasive evidence and practical resources for all types of philanthropists, from those just beginning to those with significant experience looking to more effectively evaluate their progress and enhance their efforts. Giving 2.0 is a must-read for anyone eager to change the world.”—Judith Rodin, president , Rockefeller Foundation

“Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shows us the power of new thinking around philanthropy and inspires readers to make a difference. Giving 2.0 is an important book—one that will empower a new generation of philanthropists and make the world a better place.”—Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com, and author, Behind the Cloud

“Giving 2.0 redefines philanthropy, revealing through compelling stories that charity is not just about donating money. This powerful book will inspire you to use your time, expertise, and voice to have an enduring impact. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shows us that everybody can help to change the world.”—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

“A highly engaging book, written by a national leader in philanthropy, Giving 2.0 is a must-have resource for present and future donors at any level. Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen beautifully captures the most important principles for giving with your hands, your heart, and your head. Her compelling personal stories, as well as inspiring examples of effective donors of all ages and incomes, provide practical and inspirational insights, ideas, and innovations that underlie the art of giving well.”—John Hennessy, president, Stanford University

“Giving 2.0 empowers everyone—from volunteers to donors to advocates—to get the most out of their giving and themselves.”—Melinda Gates, cochair and trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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BONEMAN’S DAUGHTERS, by Ted Dekker

BONEMAN’S DAUGHTERS, by Ted Dekker

They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who’s abducted six young women. He’s the perfect father looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his lofty expectations, he kills them by breaking their bones and leaving them to die.

Intelligence officer Ryan Evans, on the other hand, has lost all hope of ever being the perfect father. His daughter and wife have written him out of their lives.

Everything changes when BoneMan takes Ryan’s estranged daughter, Bethany, as his seventh victim. Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.

But the FBI sees it differently. New evidence points to the suspicion that Ryan is BoneMan. Now the hunter is the hunted, and in the end, only one father will stand.

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I, STEVE, edited by George Beahm

I, STEVE, edited by George Beahm

Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—print, electronic, and online—this book serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business, regardless of size.

Jobs, the longtime CEO of Apple, Inc., which he co-founded in 1976, stepped down from that role in August 2011, bringing an end to one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years, Jobs has given countless interviews to the media, explaining what he calls “the vision thing”—his unmatched ability to envision, and successfully bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible.

Jobs has made an indelible mark in multiple industries, and played an enormous role in creating others. Consider how Jobs and Apple shaped the following fields: personal computers (laptop and desktop), apps (for multiple electronic devices), computer animation (Pixar), music (iTunes), telecommunications (iPhone), personal digital devices (iPod), books (iBook), and, most recently, tablets (iPad). Jobs is the great business visionary of our era.

I, Steve is the perfect gift or reference item for everyone interested in this great American original

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WYOMING TOUGH, by Diana Palmer

WYOMING TOUGH, by Diana Palmer

A cowboy through and through, ranch owner Mallory Kirk knows what it means to put in a full day’s work. But does his new cowgirl? He has his doubts that Morie Brannt will be able to pull her own weight, even if the petite young woman does seem to have a lot of spirit.

As they spar over events at the ranch and a past that threatens their hopes for the future, sparks begin to fly, and Mallory can’t help but notice Morie in a new light. But is this tough Wyoming man ready to love?

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CRESCENT DAWN, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

CRESCENT DAWN, by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

A priceless treasure recovered. A powerful empire resurrected. Dirk Pitt is on the move.

Three events, distant in time and space: A treasure-laden fourth century Roman galley narrowly escapes a ferocious pirate attack; a World War I British warship explodes mysteriously in the North Sea; and in the all-too-real present-day, a string of coordinated bomb attacks destroys historic mosques in Egypt and Turkey. Something links these violent events and it’s up to NUMA director Dirk Pitt to find and tie the deadly threads. A hardcover bestseller; now in mass market paperback and NOOK Book.

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BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, by Robyn Carr

BRING ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, by Robyn Carr
This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It’s time she got over her silly high-school relationship and moved on.

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother’s men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.

As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine.

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