“A book is a gift you can open again and again,” says Garrison Keillor. Books make wonderful gifts for the holidays—there’s something for every taste and interest level, they can be fun, educational, and tear-jerking, or all three at once, and the best of them are unforgettable and life-changing. To celebrate books as gifts, and for some cool ideas, stop by the display on Level 7 of the Central Library, as you do your shopping downtown!
Titles we are featuring include:
- My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor: The Supreme Court judge relates the story of her life leading to her appointment, with down-to-earth and compelling candor.
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin This book is worth reading just to imagine what Lincoln might be doing if he were around today.
- The Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten: Cooking for the holidays—or any time—can be stress-free and delicious! Readers and cooks alike adore the Contessa’s ease and style.
- Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss : This is the perfect book to read just after the holidays, when it’s New Year’s Resolution time.
- Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand : The story of the grit and determination of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini as he endured being a Japanese prisoner of war is intense and inspirational. Read the book before the movie comes out next year!