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Holiday Cheer 2022

At, we've been celebrating the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. As our gift to you, we've been spotlighting a book and giving five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Although the contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles. These are books you'll want to read during the holidays --- and throughout the new year as well!

Celeste Ng, author of Our Missing Hearts

Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve “American culture” in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic --- including the work of Bird’s mother, Margaret. Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is pulled into a quest to find her.

Week of August 21, 2023

Paperback releases for the week of August 21st include OUR MISSING HEARTS by Celeste Ng, an inspiring novel about a mother’s unshakeable love; LONG SHADOWS, the seventh thriller in David Baldacci's series starring “Memory Man” Amos Decker --- an FBI consultant with perfect recall --- who delves into a bewildering double homicide; WAGING A GOOD WAR, an indispensable addition to the literature of racial justice and social change from Thomas E. Ricks, who offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world; A PLACE IN THE WORLD, a lyrical and evocative collection of personal stories from Frances Mayes, in which the queen of wanderlust reflects on the comforts of home; and the paperback original THE ENEMY AT HOME by Kevin O'Brien, a provocative blend of vivid, richly detailed historical fiction and taut suspense that revolves around a serial killer who preys on women working in Seattle’s factories as World War II rages overseas.