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Deck The Halls With A Good Book - December 2011

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Call Me Mrs. Miracle (Romance fiction)
By:  Debbie Macomber

Also Available in: Audio Disc, Large Print , Electronic Resource, Ebooks

Book Description: While working in the toy department of a family-run department store in New York City, Mrs. Miracle seizes the opportunity to connect Holly, who is searching for the perfect robot for her nephew, with Jake, the store owner's son.


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Holly Blues (Detective mystery stories)
By: Susan Wittig Albert

Also Available in: Large Print

Book Description: China Bayles is fit to spit when her husband's troubled ex-wife, Sally, shows up at her herb shop, claiming to be broke with nowhere else to turn. When she invites Sally to stay, China starts receiving menacing calls from an "ex" of Sally's, who seems to have a connection to the murder of her parents nearly a decade ago.

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The Christmas Wedding (Domestic fiction)
By:James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

Also Available in: Large Printand Audio Disc

Book Description:
Relates the story of Gaby Summerhill, a widow planning a holiday wedding to a groom whose identity remains a surprise to her four children.

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The Christmas Train (Adventure)
By: David Baldacci

Also Available in: Large Print and Audio Disc,

Book Description:
Former globe-trotting journalist Tom Langdon, 41, boards the Capitol Limited to kill many birds with one stone: he's out to fulfill his old man's death wish, find himself, write a fluff piece for a woman's magazine and visit his voice-over actress girlfriend in L.A. (He's also on the train since he's been banned from flying in the U.S. for two years after a recent meltdown at LaGuardia.) The trip turns out to be a journey of the soul-though an innocuous and predictable one. Surprised to meet famous movie director Max Powers in transit, Tom's invited to team up on his idol's next film, but shocked when he learns the screenwriter is none other than his long-lost love, Eleanor Carter.

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The Spy Who Came For Christmas (Suspense)
By: David Morrell

Also Available in: Large Print

Book Description: As holiday celebrations take place in Santa Fe, Agent Paul Kagan is on the run with a baby the Russian mafia wants to destroy, and turns to a mother and her young son for help during a violent night where they all must work together to keep the child safe from harm.

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The Snow Queen's Shadow (Fantasy Fiction)
By: Jim C. Hines

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When Snow White's enchanted mirror is shattered by a spell gone wrong, unleashing a demon that shows people only ugliness and hate, Snow White is the first to fall under the demon's power, which also turns friends and lovers into mortal foes.

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The Fat Man: A Tale of the North Pole (Noir Fiction)
By: Ken Harmon

Also Available in: Electronic Download

Book Description:
A hard-boiled elf is framed for murder in a North Pole world that plays reindeer games for keeps, and where favorite holiday characters live complex lives beyond the month of December.

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The Body In the Sleigh: A Faith Fairchild Mystery (Detective Mystery)
By: Katherine Hall Page

Also Available in: Large Print

Book Description:
Faith Fairchild looks for a connection between the death of Norah, a teenage drug addict whose body was found in an antique sleigh, and the discovery of a newborn baby boy in the manger in spinster Mary Bethany's barn on Christmas Eve.

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A Christmas Odyssey(Historical Fiction, Mystery)
By Anne Perry

Also Available in: Large Print and Audio Disc

Book Description:
Just before the Christmas holiday, distinguished London mathematician Henry Rathbone comes to the aid of an old friend whose son Lucien has gone missing. Enlisting the aid of Squeaky Robinson and Crow, Henry soon discovers that Lucien may be involved with a murdered prostitute and a major drugs dealer.

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The Perfect Christmas (Christian Fiction)
By Debbie Macomber

Also Available in: Large PrintAudio Disc  and Electronic Download

Book Description:
What would make your Christmas perfect? For Cassie Beaumont it would be meeting her perfect match through a professional matchmaker.

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Wreck the Halls (Humor)
By Jen Yates

Book Description: When Holiday cakes go hilariously wrong.

 

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An Idiot Girl’s Christmas: True Tales From the Top of the Naughty List
By Laurie Notaro

Book Description: What I really want for Christmas -- Helpful tips on how to throw an unforgettable holiday party and die alone in six easy steps -- Naughty or nice -- O Holy night, or the year I ruined Christmas -- There's a gun somewhere under the Christmas tree -- Have yourself a Kmart little Christmas -- Mashed potatoes, yams, and a urine sample -- Deck the mall -- Jingle hell -- Where do good trees go when they die? -- Christmas death trap -- The most unfun Christmas party hostess ever -- Happy holidays from the asshole family.

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Christmas Ornaments: Recollections
By Ralph Del Pozzo and David High

Book Description: Every winter season, millions of households engage in the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree. And how many Americans have grown up with the delight of the annual unpacking of the family's ornament collection, gathered through the years; each one with its special story to tell? Christmas Ornaments: ReCollections brings back that feeling of childish wonder-a very special package to open year after year, filled with richly detailed pictures of exquisite glass ornaments, shiny and precious—and no one to tell you "don't touch"!

Why Does Santa Wear Red?: and 100 Other Christmas Curiousities Unwrapped!

Why Does Santa Wear Red? : And 100 Other Christmas Curiosities Unwrapped
By Meera Lester

Book Description: What's the story behind all the Christmas customs we've all observed for generations? The Q & A's in this book are religious, historical, cultural, mythological, literary and more. Explore the world of Christmas gift-giving and receiving and the traditions of holiday dining and celebration. This is a fun and informative, thoroughly researched and nicely presented volume that will be a favorite for years to come. The author has also included a challenging Ultimate Christmas Quiz!

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce

Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
By Stanley Weintraub

Book Description: In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines. Even the participants found what they were doing incredible: Germans placed candlelit Christmas trees on trench parapets, warring soldiers sang carols, and men on both sides shared food parcels from home. They climbed from the trenches to meet in "No Man's Land" where they buried the dead, exchanged gifts, ate and drank together, and even played soccer.
Throughout his narrative, Stanley Weintraub uses the stories of the men who were there, as well as their letters and diaries, to illuminate the fragile truce and bring to life this extraordinary moment in time.

 


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