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New Books About Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and President Obama in Time for Black Friday Shopping

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This is a big week for shopping and for books and so is our round-up of new releases! While you are making your shopping list (and checking it twice), here are some nice, naughty and feel good books to check out this weekend. Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers), Pete Souza Pete Souza, who served as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, was able to capture much more of Obama as a public figure. Now, in his new portrait book, Souza has compiled photographs specifically for young readers, showing Obama as a man who served as an inspiration to generations of people. Behind-the-scenes stories and photographs of the family are included as…

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Elizabeth Berg imagines the life of George Sand in The Dream Lover

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It’s difficult not to look back on the past as a black-and-white photograph: staid, colorless, and more conservative than our own time. “Each generation thinks it invented sex: each generation is totally mistaken,” author Robert Heinlein once famously wrote—and of course, he’s right. It’s difficult to picture bygone eras getting down and dirty at all, let alone through our modern lens of sexuality. Which is why there’s something very titillating about reading a novel that imagines historical figures as real people. And it’s even more titillating when those figures led lives that would make Hugh Hefner blush. This is especially true for Elizabeth Berg’s upcoming new novel, The Dream Lover (Random House, 2015) which fictionalizes the life of 19th-century author…

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