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If the days aren't getting longer fast enough for you, if doldrums would be an improvement in your situation, or if your cabin fever is the warmest thing around, reach for one of these books to get you through. Why not pick something in a style you don't usually select?

More than a grand, delicious meal, Thanksgiving offers us a pause in the daily fray to deepen into ourselves and to appreciate our family and friends. In honor of the holiday, here are some titles on gratitude, contentment, and spiritual journeys:

The Tennessee Stage Company and Shakespeare On The Square will perform a round table reading of Cymbeline on Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room.
Horse Feathers or Semi-Tough? The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds) or The Longest Yard (Adam Sandler)? What’s your favorite football movie?

Seems like fiction for teens is dominated these days by multi-volume series, epic trilogies, and big ol' books. But what if you're in the mood for just a bite of fiction? What if you want something smaller in scope, more immediately intense, a complete story that requires less of your time? Check out these collections of short stories for and about teens.


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