This list includes books in the children’s, literature, memoir, cookbook, mystery and thriller, science fiction, women’s fiction, romance, and deluxe gift book categories.
For the budding book-lover:
In this timeless picture book, a new reader trudges through deep snow with a mysterious suitcase in tow. He has something important to share with his faithful companion, who bolts ahead to wait at the top of a tall hill. Our small hero climbs higher and higher, until finally, he is there, too. Then he opens his suitcase— click, click—and soon the only sound in the world is the sound of the reader reading their very favorite book to the very last page… the very last word.
For the Artist and Rebel:
An authentic, moving, and sometimes humorous portrait of coming-of-age in 1980s Cuba. Inspired by the diaries of Anne Frank and Anaïs Nin, as well as the author’s own childhood journals, Everyone Leaves chronicles the life of young Nieve Guerra. Shuttled between her free-spirited mother and controlling, hard-drinking father, Nieve spends time in a military school as one of Fidel Castro’s “revolutionary Pioneers” before discovering herself as an artist. As her friends and family seek liberation in Europe or the United States, Nieve begins to build a life within the island’s artistic and intellectual circles. Author Wendy Guerra is a former child star in Cuba who has been named one of the “39 Most Influential Latin American Writers.”
For the Civil War hobbyist:
In their starred review, Booklist praised acclaimed The Spy Lover and novelist Kiana Davenport’s depiction of the Chinese immigrant experience in the American Civil War for its “resonance and impact…the compelling characters who tap readers’ emotions; the stark realities of battle; and the heroic men and women on both sides who persevered despite horrific conditions.” A novel of extraordinary scope, The Spy Lover is a paean to the transcendence of love and the resilience of the human spirit.
For the Holiday Traveler:
For the Wine-Loving Romantic:
For the Dreamer Who Loved “Miracle on 34th Street”
For the Sentimental Romantic:
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