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November 2011

November's roundup of Cool & New Books includes INHERITANCE, the long-awaited final installment in Christopher Paolini's The Inheritance Cycle; THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, in which two friends discover their futures through Facebook --- long before it was ever invented; THE ALWAYS WAR, Margaret Peterson Haddix's story of a strong-willed girl in a war-torn dystopian world; and Deborah Heiligman's CHARLES AND EMMA, a 2009 National Book Award Finalist (now available in paperback) that chronicles Charles Darwin's struggle with his wife's strong religious beliefs, which directly conflicted with his groundbreaking theory of evolution.