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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based booklist available as an online-only Bulletin feature. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

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Birthday Surprises:  Birthday Dozens I

--selected by Deborah Stevenson, Editor

We've got a lot of office birthdays in November, so it seemed time to do a birthday dozen; in fact, there were so many birthday books waiting to be celebrated that this dozens focuses on a sub-theme, those birthdays filled with surprise.  While several titles here treat the traditional surprise party, others involve other unexpected birthday experiences; whether the surprises are pleasant or unpleasant, all birthday celebrants eventually enjoy a happy day.  Audiences will do the same.

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