Brand New Holiday Treats!

Curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and these new works of fiction this holiday season:

Wishin’ and Hopin’: A Christmas Story by Wally Lamb

It's 1964 and ten-year-old Felix is sure of a few things: the birds and the bees are puzzling, television is magical, and this is one Christmas he'll never forget.





A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor

A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.






You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs

In this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant, and moving collection of memories, Burroughs recounts Christmases past and present—as only he could. With gimlet-eyed wit and illuminated prose, Augusten shows how the holidays bring out the worst in us and sometimes, just sometimes, the very, very best.


The Gift by Cecilia Ahern

In this modern-day fable, workaholic executive Lou Steffen shows an uncharacteristic burst of generosity towards Gabe, a homeless man who always seems to be in two places at once. With Lou's personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can Gabe help Lou fix what's broken before it's too late?

The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman

Each December a dozen women gather with 13 dozen cookies, and while group members come and go, there is one constant: cookies are exchanged and sisterhood is celebrated. This year, Marnie's hosting the shindig, and she muses about other club members and their problems—from domestic issues to the effects of the recession.



Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham

With the aid of enchanted petals, ancient potions and the peculiar magic of the season, Melody and Jake embark on an unimaginable Christmas adventure—and discover a love that transcends time.





A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott

A cache of Civil War-era letters and diaries sweeps the ladies of Covington up into a dramatic and heartwarming historical saga that inspires them to plan an unforgettable Christmas for two families forever changed by war.







Steamy, sizzling stories of romance:



Kissing Santa Claus by Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon

Yule Be Mine by Lori Foster

To All a Good Night by Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis, and HelenKay Dimon

- Lisa S.

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