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  • 3 more 2010 novels you don't want to miss

    3 more 2010 novels you don't want to miss

    Crumbling ruins loom large in this late 2010 fiction roundup: There's a castle haunted by a madwoman and a mystery, a derelict race track that's the setting for this year's National Book Award-winner, and a once-stately manor home that now houses the insane and infirm.

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  • In austerity-hit Britain, holiday shoppers shorten their lists

    In austerity-hit Britain, holiday shoppers shorten their lists

    One year after Britain imposed sharp austerity measures, the holiday shopping season is feeling pinched, with Christmas lights missing and shopkeepers working hard to lure customers. 

  • 3 more 2010 novels you don't want to miss

    3 more 2010 novels you don't want to miss

    Crumbling ruins loom large in this late 2010 fiction roundup: There's a castle haunted by a madwoman and a mystery, a derelict race track that's the setting for this year's National Book Award-winner, and a once-stately manor home that now houses the insane and infirm.

  • Best books of 2010: children's books

    Best books of 2010: children's books

    From the tribulations of a governess whose young charges were literally raised by wolves to the perils of a young heroine set on saving her planet, here are the 8 children's/young adult titles that the Monitor's book reviewers considered the most outstanding this year. To assist you with your holiday shopping, each title here has a link that allows you to purchase the book – even as you help to support The Christian Science Monitor

  • "When We Were Romans"

    A 9-year-old tells of life on the lam in Rome.

  • Wry views of a feisty generation

    Jane Gardam's short stories depict the challenges of aging in a changing world.