’tis the season….to read a holiday novel!

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 Stressed out during the holiday season?   Unwind while staying in the spirit with a holiday novel!  Here are some of the new December 2016 books:

joanne-fluke-christmas-caramel-murderChristmas Caramel Murder
by Joanne Fluke
During the town’s production of A Christmas Carol, Hannah helps her friend Lisa, who has been implicated in the murder of her husband’s ex-girlfriend.  More than 20 holiday-themed recipes are included.

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by Elin Hilderbrand
The Quinn family’s efforts to reunite for a long-anticipated wedding during the holiday season are overshadowed by a health scare, addiction problems and commitment issues.

  twelvedays2Twelve Days of Christmas
by Debbie Macomber
An aspiring journalist starts a blog to seek revenge against a handsome but arrogant neighbor.  She treats him with exceeding kindness in the hopes of breaking his cold exterior, all the while writing about her efforts in the blog.   Then suddenly she realizes that her feelings about him are beginning to change…..

 

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A Christmas  Message 
by Anne Perry
While Victor Narraway and and his new wife Vespasia are traveling by train to Jerusalem, they become aware that someone is watching their every move. They find themselves in grave danger when an elderly man leaves them a mysterious envelope just before  he is murdered.

the-mistletoe-secret-9781501119811_hrThe Mistletoe Secret

by Richard Paul Evans
The “master of the holiday novel” presents the moving story of a man struggling in the aftermath of his divorce who sets out to find the anonymous author of a blog about loneliness and discovers much more than he expected.

You can also enjoy one of our MANY holiday-themed DVDs.   Here are just a few of our recent additions:

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This DVD is in our library’s Curated Collection from the Jacob Burns Film Center. It’s the moving story of a novice nun in 1960s Poland who was raised as an orphan in a convent. When she visits her sole living relative, she learns that her parents were Jewish, and that her background was kept hidden during the years of the Nazi occupation.


krampusKrampus

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

 


 

lovethecoopersLove the Coopers

Featuring an all-star cast that includes John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfriend, and Steve Martin. When four generations of the Cooper family get together for Christmas a series of unexpected vistors and unlikely events turns the night upside down.

 

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