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November 6, 2009 Facebook Page Roundups for the Week of November 2nd

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Week of November 2nd

Next Monday,, and Facebook will present a live Oprah's Book Club webcast for the current selection, SAY YOU'RE ONE OF THEM by Uwem Akpan. During the 90-minute event, readers will be able to submit questions for the author and may be featured during the live discussion. The proceedings will be streamed live simultaneously from's video player on The webcast will be on November 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

The New York Times says Anne C. Heller’s biography of Ayn Rand, AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE, conveys the conviction and odd charisma of Rand, whose individualist message is still resonant for American conservatives. posted The New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Fiction List and Paperback Trade Fiction List.

Simon & Schuster has started to sell individual e-chapters to its bestselling You series of titles written by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz.

There was a terrific piece in the NYT on the book that Carol is calling The Book of the Year for 2009: THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett.

A group of Santas hit Grand Central, the Flatiron, and Union Square on Monday to promote Augusten Burroughs’s new memoir, YOU BETTER NOT CRY: STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS. The Santas handed out thousands of postcards, danced, took pictures, and appropriately flashed their message to onlookers everywhere. Burroughs then did a signing at the B&N in Union Square at 7 pm.

A link to an excerpt from KINDRED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb was posted.

Penguin's INVICTUS movie adaptation is already getting the buzz from the LA Times.

On Wednesday, NPR's Morning Edition talked to Sapphire, author of PUSH: A Novel about her technique of teaching illiterate students. The movie Precious, based on the book, opens in select theaters tomorrow.