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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best Books for Your Holiday Gift List

Best Books for Your Holiday Gift List

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Karen’s Recommendations

  • The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
  • Plain Song by Kent Haruf

Cal’s Recommendations

  • Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
  • Gracious Living in a New World by Alexandra Stoddard
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings: How to Get By Without Even Trying by Sarah Cooper
  • Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill & Francis Vallejo
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Valentino’s Recommendations

  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon by Jill Thompson
  • Mockingbird, Vol. 1: I Can Explain Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
  • Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria and Iraq by Sarah Glidden
  • Ghosts by Raina Telgemeir
  • Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
  • Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine de Landro

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