MR. DICKENS AND HIS CAROL
By Samantha Silva
A re-imagining of the creation of an enduring holiday classic. When his latest book is a flop, Charles Dickens is given an ultimatum by his publishers: write a successful Christmas book or lose money from his advance. Initially opposed, Dickens walks the streets of London where he finds unexpected inspiration and a revival of his own holiday spirit. A warm and poignant tale that is a perfect companion to the original story.
HIDDENSEE: A TALE OF THE ONCE AND FUTURE NUTCRACKER
By Gregory Maguire
The author of “Wicked” gifts us with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him. There are no sugar plum fairies here, but this ode to the folklore of Germany is still infused with magic and hope.
A CHRISTMAS IN THE ALPS
By Melody Carlson
After a letter from her great-grandmother hints that she’s heir to a family treasure, Simone Winthrop travels to Paris and meets a charming apprentice clockmaker who helps her investigate the truth behind this mysterious inheritance. A story as sweet and light as a Hallmark movie.
SEVEN DAYS OF US
By Francesca Hornak
Remember when the idea of being quarantined with your family was the stuff of fiction? Looking forward to a Christmas family reunion, the Birch family is upended by the news that their physician daughter has been exposed to a virus that forces the entire family into quarantine for a week. An emotional but ultimately uplifting holiday story.
THE MATZAH BALL
By Jean Meltzer
When her publisher insists that she write a Hanukkah romance, Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt, a Jewish woman with a secret career as a Christmas romance novelist, unexpectedly finds inspiration when she encounters a childhood acquaintance at the Matzah Ball, a Jewish music celebration on the last night of Hanukkah. A delightful holiday romance for people of all faiths.
HOLIDAYS ON ICE
By David Sedaris
This collection of holiday-themed essays are sure to delight fans of humorist Sedaris’ acerbic wit. From a barnyard secret Santa scheme gone awry to the diaries of a Macy’s department store elf, he captures all the joys and embarrassments of our favorite holidays. A bracingly funny antidote to an often saccharine time of the year.
WINTERING: THE POWER OF REST AND RETREAT IN DIFFICULT TIMES
By Katherine May
As we come to the end of another challenging year, it is the perfect time to pick up this lovely memoir. Using nature as a guide, May presents a philosophy for transforming hardships that arise into an opportunity for reflection and recuperation. An intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down.
VEGAN HOLIDAY KITCHEN
By Nava Atlas
Have yourself a happy vegan holiday! This exciting, inviting cookbook by veteran author Nava Atlas brilliantly fills the biggest gap in the vegan repertoire with more than 200 delectable, completely doable recipes for every festive occasion. This one will convince even the most skeptical eater that vegan cooking is well worth celebrating.
QUICK AND EASY CHRISTMAS
By Search Press Studio
Christmas is a wonderful time of year for crafting and this book includes something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned crafters. Filled with illustrated instructions, this book is brimming with projects that use tools and materials that are easy to source and provide all the inspiration you need to make the season extra special.
MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES
Edited By Stephanie Perkins
Collects twelve holiday-themed romances by such popular young adult authors as Jenny Han, Holly Black, and Ally Carter. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.
THE CHRISTMAS PIG
By J.K. Rowling
After losing his favorite childhood toy on Christmas Eve, Jack and his new toy, the Christmas Pig, concoct a daring plan and embark on a magical journey to seek something lost—and to save the best friend Jack has ever known. Beautifully illustrated by Jim Field, this charming tale is sure to delight Rowling’s fans.
RED AND LULU
By Matt Tavares
Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. Once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles. . .