‘Tis the Season
December is the month when we rediscover the timeless traditions of our families and the simple lessons learned in our childhoods. Unwrap the wisdom and joy of the season with these seven e-books. At just $1.99 apiece throughout December, they are perfectly priced for gift-giving or filling up that new e-reader!
The Christmas Letters by Lee Smith
The three generations of women in this novel reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. These annual Christmas letters tell the story of an entire family. But you also have to read between the lines with Christmas letters. Sometimes, what is not said is even more important than what is on the page.
From the kitchen of the doyenne of Southern cooking comes a holiday cookbook to treasure. This book brims with delectable holiday fare—nineteen full-course menus and more than 100 recipes—and it bubbles with Glenn’s delightful commentary. She shares the wisdom of her more than thirty years as a cooking instructor and decades of treasured holiday celebrations.
How to Spell Chanukah ed. by Emily Franklin
Eighteen Jewish writers who extol, excoriate, and expand our understanding of this most merry of Jewish holidays. These essays—by Adam Langer, Tova Mirvis, Steve Almond, Eric Orner, and others—range from the comedic to the snarky, the poignant to the poetic, with such topics as the jealousy experienced in December when the rest of America is celebrating Christmas.
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness by Joel ben Izzy
This magical book shows us how the tales we learned when we were children shed light on our adult lives. Ben Izzy reconnects with his old teacher, Lenny, and rediscovers the wisdom of ancient tales. He takes us on a journey into a world of beggars and kings, monks and tigers, lost horses and buried treasures, and in the end tells us the secret of happiness.
What the Dormouse Said collected by Amy Gash
This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are more than three hundred quotations from more than two hundred well-loved children’s books—such as Charlotte’s Web, Peter Pan, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Eloise, Sounder, Number the Stars, and Goodnight Moon—organized by topic.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman
Beckerman has found a way to articulate something all women know: that our memories are often tied to our favorite clothes. In this original and eloquent book, the author’s brightly colored drawings and diary entries tell the story of her life through the clothes she wore.
Dream Golf by Stephen Goodwin
On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast, and Dream Golf is the all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into a reality and captured the ancient magic of the game.