Top Holiday Reads 2016
by John Grisham
The no. 1 best-selling author takes his talents to Florida in this dark thriller about the pursuit of a corrupt judge that could turn deadly.
by Michael Chabon
Inspired by his grandfather’s death, Chabon journeys from a deathbed confession to the Jewish slums of prewar Philadelphia to WWII Germany to New Yorks’ Wallkill Prison and beyond.
by T.C. Boyle
A novel based on the failed Biosphere experiment of the 1990s, written by one of the most talented and interesting authors working today.
by Alice Hoffman
An accident leaves one young woman in a coma and another living with survivor’s guilt, as Hoffman weaves a tale about suffering, happiness, and finding one’s way in the world.
Simon & Schuster
by Zadie Smith
One of the most highly anticipated books of the season, spanning northwest London to West Africa, is a story of friendship, music, dance, and the stubbornness of roots.
Just Getting Started
by Tony Bennett
Even at 90 years old, the crooner possesses the gratitude to pay homage to the many remarkable people he has learned from in life — people like Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, and Fred Astaire.
The Glass Universe
by Dava Sobel
Subtitled “How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars,” this book uncovers the important scientific work performed by a group of remarkable women who were nearly forgotten.
by Alexandra Zapruder
The film lasts only 26 seconds, but when Abraham Zapruder captured JFK’s assassination, his key contribution to American culture also forever changed his family’s future.
Grand Central Publishing
Thank You for Being Late
by Thomas L. Friedman
The best-selling author of The World Is Flat offers his optimistic advice for how we can live in a world where change is accelerating at a break-neck pace.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Victoria: The Queen
by Julia Baird
Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this biography separates Victoria the woman from Victoria the myth, offering a brilliant perspective of a queen who ruled during one of the most fascinating eras in history.
The Rolling Stones All the Songs
by Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
More than 700 pages and 500 photographs chronicle the history of every song in the Rolling Stones’ catalogue.
Black Dog & Leventhal
The Art of Movement
by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory
A lavish collection of photographs of more than 70 dancers from top dance companies; for lovers of dance, movement, grace, and the human form.
Black Dog & Leventhal
A Year Between Friends 3191 Miles Apart
by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes
Over a full year, two friends from opposite coasts share their daily love of the handmade, well-lived domestic life.
What Good Cooks Know
by America’s Test Kitchen
Much more than just a book of recipes, this is the perfect gift for anyone who ever wished their kitchen came with an instruction manual.
by Donatella Versace
A stunning visual history of the famous fashion house, celebrating the years since Donatella Versace took over as creative artistic director in 1997.