Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday novels

The Christmas season gets its official start on Friday (despite what some pushy retail organizations say), so in order to get in the Christmas mood, stop by the library and grab one of our holiday-themed novels. We have a display up by the catalog terminals, and we have also added a few to the New Book shelves this week:

Cat Deck the Halls: a Joe Grey mystery by Sheila Rousseau Murphy. Joe Grey is a feline detective. Take that as either a selling point or a warning, depending on your taste.

Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber. More gentle, feel-good stories involving the angels Mercy, Goodness and Shirley.

Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn. A young San Francisco woman goes searching for her father in England. There's always something appealing about spending Christmas in England (unless you're Bob Cratchit).

Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt. Once you get past the fact that the sweet little girl in this story grows up to be not-so-great mother in Angela's Ashes, this is a very beautiful tale that is perfect to share with your kids.

These are just some of the many mysteries, romances, thrillers and gentle reads we have on the shelf that use the wonderful emotional ups and downs of the holiday season as a backdrop.

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