Top Holiday Reads 2016


2016-nd-pg26-books-whistlerThe Whistler

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.

2016-nd-pg26-books-terranautsThe Terranauts

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

2016-pg26-books-swingtimeSwing Time

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.
Penguin Press


2016-nd-pg26-books-just-getting-startedJust 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.

2016-nd-pg26-books-glassuniverseThe 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.

2016-nd-26-books-twentysixTwenty-Six Seconds

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

2016-nd-26-books-thankyoulateThank 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

2016-nd-pg26-books_victoriaVictoria: 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Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this biography separates Victoria the woman from Victoria the myth, offering a brilliant perspective of a queen who ruled during one of the most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.
Random House


2016-nd-pg26-books_rollingstonesThe 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

2016-nd-pg26-books_artmovementThe 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

2016-nd-pg26-yearbetweenfriendsA 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.

2016-nd-pg26-books_goodcooksWhat 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.