"Taste of Home Christmas" by Taste of Home

This book is an annual favorite and will delight with more than 350 recipes, including tempting holiday appetizers, savory main course meals, delicious sides, golden breads, impressive desserts and cookies, cookies and more cookies. From formal and elegant to cozy and intimate, all you'll want for Christmas is to have more feasts.

"12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters" by Six Sisters Stuff

Bring the excitement of the season into your home with a little help from the Six Sisters and their personal recipes, decorating projects, traditions, homemade gift ideas, party themes, on-the-go fast meal ideas and even ideas on how to spread some festive cheer and goodwill.

"Christmas Joys" by Country Living

Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet with this book that shows hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious holiday recipes. You'll learn how to deck the halls, create stunning wreaths, make adorable handmade gifts and festive, fabulous feasts all in country-living style.


"Virgil Wander" by Leif Enger

The first novel in 10 years from author Leif Enger. "Virgil Wander" is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" by Hank Green

A cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger and stranger. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" grapples with big themes like how the social internet is culture.

"The Witch Elm" by Tana French

A gripping new novel that turns a crime story inside out from one of the best suspense writers working today. "The Witch Elm" asks what we become and what we're capable of when we no longer know who we are.


"The Lost Family" by Jenna Blum

Celebrity chef and Auschwitz survivor Peter runs a successful business. Though he is careful about letting women get past his guard, he eventually begins a passionate romance with a beautiful model, June. Together, they start a new family, but Peter is still haunted by his first wife and two young daughters who perished in the Holocaust.

"Insane" by Alisa Roth

Soros Justice Fellow and former NPR journalist Alisa Roth examines startling statistics, such as that the country's three largest providers of mental health care are not hospitals, but jails, and that 1 in 4 police shootings involve a person with mental illness. Roth provides a current account of the national mental health crisis.

"Always at the Carlyle," a Mathew Miele film, DVD

Go behind closed doors with interviews from George Clooney, Jon Hamm, Vera Wang, Anjelica Huston, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and others to discover the history of the elite Carlyle Hotel in New York City. With an all-star celebrity clientele including United States presidents and British monarchs, the Carlyle boasts a rich history in which it has hosted historic meetings, parties and gatherings between notable guests from Princess Diana to Michael Jackson.

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