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Archives - December 2009

Kristin Hannah --- author of MAGIC HOUR, FIREFLY LANE and TRUE COLORS --- recalls how a thoughtful Christmas gift and a nasty case of the flu introduced her to what has since become of her favorite and most important book she's ever r
In this touching piece about a surprising and meaningful gift from her husband, Amy Bloom --- author of AWAY and whose latest collection of short stories, WHERE THE GOD OF LOVE HAN
Having grown up celebrating Hanukkah, Sally Koslow --- author of LITTLE PINK SLIPS and THE LATE, LAMENTED MOLLY MARX --- shares her favorite pastime for December 24th and 25th, and explains how she came to celebrate, and eventually write about, the Chr
Laura Kasischke, author of THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES and IN A PERFECT WORLD, reminisces about a particular holiday present she'd received as a child that stood out far amongst the heaps of toys she'd been given.
The decision by HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster to delay the release of e-book titles touched off a flurry of discussion on our Facebook page. This is an increasingly controversial topic for industry folks and readers alike. Catch up with the Wall Street Journal article here.
Lauren Grodstein, author of A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, describes the thrilling experience of receiving her first "grown-up book" for Hannukah one year, knowing --- even at the age of ten --- that it was one of the best presents she could possibly receive.
Heather Gudenkauf --- author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE --- thinks back to one holiday from her childhood, when she learned a valuable lesson from a hasty decision and the help of a favorite book.
Gesine Bullock-Prado --- owner of Gesine Confectionary in Montpelier VT, and author of the memoir, CONFECTIONS OF A CLOSET MASTER BAKER --- shares memories of the extraordinary Christmases of her childhood, and the very special person re
Melissa Mayhue, author of A HIGHLANDER'S DESTINY, revisits a particularly bleak holiday made memorable by a mother's big-hearted gift.
Hallie Ephron, author of NEVER TELL A LIE and THE BIBLIOPHILE'S DEVOTIONAL, thinks back to her family's first holiday together, and the wonderful tradition they started with the help of two different customs and some really great books.