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Holiday Cheer 2010

Holiday Cheer 2010

The holiday season is upon us! At, this means it's time for us to share the spirit of the season with you with our Holiday Cheer Feature, where we're spotlighting titles you'll want to consider adding to your holiday reading list.

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François - Cooking

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread to fill a kitchen with warmth, eager appetites, and endless praise for the baker who took on such a time-consuming task. Now, you can fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery every day with just five minutes of active preparation time, and ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY will show you how.

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky - Travel

A rare and beautifully illustrated journey to fifty faraway worlds.

Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West - Fiction

Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek. Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that.

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas - Romance


Three lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home…

The Christmas Journey by Donna VanLiere - Fiction

The 80-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world.

The Collectibles by James J. Kaufman - Fiction

An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a Navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field. But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

Delirious by Daniel Palmer - Suspense

In Daniel Palmer’s blistering, fast-paced debut, one man is taken to the edge of sanity in a mind-bending novel of paranoia, deception, and revenge…

Everything Christmas by David Bordon and Tom Winters - Holiday

EVERYTHING CHRISTMAS brings all the best ideas for the holiday season together in one volume. From decoration ideas to Christmas trivia and humor --- it’s all here!

Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François - Cookbooks

From the authors of the groundbreaking, hugely popular ARTISAN BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY comes a new cookbook filled with quick and easy recipes for healthy bread.

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now by Claire LaZebnik - Chick Lit

From the well-loved author of KNITTING UNDER THE INFLUENCE and THE SMART ONE AND THE PRETTY ONE comes a new novel about a young single mother trying to move out of her family's shadow.

Knit the Season: A Friday Night Knitting Club Novel by Kate Jacobs - Fiction, Holiday


Not only are the holidays just around the corner, the women who knit at Manhattan's Walker & Daughter have an extra reason to celebrate: there's a wedding planned for New Year's Day.

Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner - Historical Fiction

Content in her comfortable marriage of 22 years, Jane Lindsay had never expected to watch her husband, Brad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure.

The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption by Jim Gorant - Pets


An inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend, in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty.

My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella - Essays, Parenting & Family


In this book, Lisa and Francesca spill all their family secrets --- which sound a lot like yours, if you understand that three generations of women is the formula for spontaneous combustion.

Prayers and Lies by Sherri Wood Emmons - Fiction

When 7-year-old Bethany meets her 6-year-old cousin Reana Mae, it’s the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone-deep loneliness.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman - Fiction

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille --- the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town --- a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell.

The Sixth Surrender by Hana Samek Norton - Historical Fiction

It's Anno Domini 1200 --- and medieval mayhem ensues when the octogenarian queen-duchess Aliénor of Aquitaine launches her final, and deadliest, dynastic chess game: to safeguard the crowns of Normandy and England for John Plantagenet, her last surviving son.

Teh Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittens by - Humor, Pets

The authors of I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? return with an awww-inspiring threequel in their blockbuster LOLcat series.

This Glittering World by T. Greenwood - Fiction

One November morning, Ben Bailey walks out of his Flagstaff, Arizona home to retrieve the paper. He finds Ricky Begay, a young Navajo man, beaten and dying in the newly fallen snow. Unable to forget the incident, especially once he meets Ricky's sister, Shadi, Ben begins to question everything, from his job as a history professor to his relationship with his fiancee, Sara.

True Grit: Movie Tie-In Edition by Charles Portis - Classics, Fiction, Western

TRUE GRIT, the most famous novel by acclaimed American writer Charles Portis, is the story of Mattie Ross, who is only 14 when the coward Tom Chaney shoots her father and robs him of his life, his horse and his cash. With Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, she goes to avenge her father, who has fled into Indian territory.

What a Difference a Dog Mages: Big Lessons on Life, Love, and Healing from a Small Pooch by Dana Jennings - Essays, Pets

Our dogs come into our lives as “just the family pet,” but before we know it they become drinking buddies and fuzzy shrinks, playmates and Cheerios-munching vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks and sleeping partners. And, in their mysterious and muttish ways, our dogs become our teachers.

Where There is Love, There is God: A Path to Closer Union with God and Greater by Mother Teresa - Christian

Mother Teresa’s relationship with God and her commitment to those she served --- the poorest of the poor --- is here powerfully explored in her own words. Taken largely from her private lessons to her sisters, published here for the first time, WHERE THERE IS LOVE, THERE IS GOD unveils her extraordinary faith in and surrender to God’s will.