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Hot Holiday Books And Authors


9:00 Monday, December 1, 2014

Even though we're surrounded by technology people still love receiving books as gifts and still love to read actual books. So, we've invited three people who really know what's out there to talk about some of the hot books for the holidays, and about some books and authors who may not be on your radar but who should be. 

Linda Raymond
- Associate Director, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library
Dannye Powell - Charlotte Observer Book Editor
Sally Brewster - Owner, Park Road Books

Book Recommendations

From Sally Brewster:


Napoleon: A Life

By Andrew Roberts

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

By SC Gwynne

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life

by Sophia Loren

Victoria: A Life

by A.N. Wilson


Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi

by Yotam Ottolenghi

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
by Ina Garten

by Sean Brock

Christmas Books:

Christmas Wish
by Lori Evert     

Santa is Coming To Charlotte
by Steve Smallman

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Golden Book
by Diane Muldrow


Skink: No Surrender by Carl Hiassen
Booklist (07/01/2014):

Something Rich & Strange By Ron Rash
Booklist (11/15/2014):

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
Booklist (04/15/2014):

From Dannye:

Something Rich and Strange: Collected Stories
by Ron Rash

by Linda Vigen Phillips

by Marilynne Robinson

Half of What I Say Is Meaningless
Essays by former poet laureate Joseph Bathanti

Tidying up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by Marie Kondo

The Kennedy Wives :Triumph and Tragedy in America's Most Public Family
by Amber Hunt and David Batcher.

From Linda:

Risky Undertaking: A Buryin' Barry Mystery (Buryin' Barry Series)    
by Mark de Castrique

The Map to Everywhere
by Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis

by Hendrix, Grady

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
edited by Leslie S. Klinger and Laurie R. King

Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas: Being a Jane Austen Mystery
by Stephanie Barron

The Burning Room
by Michael Connelly

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
by Gabrielle Zevin


Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

Popular Children’s books:

The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt

Waiting is Not Easy
by Mo Willems

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas
by Alice Schertle


Llama Llama Jingle Bells
by Anna Dewdney

 ales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After
by Rachel Renee Russell

Against the Tide
by Tui T Sutherland

The Contract
by Derek Jeter

Enzo Races in the Rain
by Garth Stein

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