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Gift Guide 2019

Created by Allie Charles
  • Details about Red, White & Royal Blue

    Red, White & Royal Blue

    Casey McQuiston

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that is a *MUST-READ BOOK* for US WEEKLY, VOGUE, NPR, OPRAHMAG.COM, BUZZFEED, and more! What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, acros……more

  • Details about Ayesha at Last

    Ayesha at Last

    Uzma Jalaluddin

    A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love. Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart ……more

  • Details about Evvie Drake Starts Over

    Evvie Drake Starts Over

    Linda Holmes

    "In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he can't figure out why. An invitation from Andy to stay in Maine for a few months seems like the perfect chance to hit the reset……more

  • Details about The Unhoneymooners

    The Unhoneymooners

    Christina Lauren

    THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews * Publishers Weekly * Library Journal Named a “Must-Read” by TODAY, Us Weekly, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Southern Living, Book Riot, Woman’s Day, The Toronto Star, and more! For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies.……more

  • Details about The Moon: A History for Our Future

    The Moon: A History for Our Future

    Oliver Morton

    An intimate, profound portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor from an award-winning science writer and Economist senior editor Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse---and Earth-bound audiences shared their view of their own planet hanging in the sky instead. In this short but wide-ranging book, Oliver Morton explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with the Mo……more

  • Details about Midnight in Chernobyl

    Midnight in Chernobyl

    Adam Higginbotham

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since th……more

  • Details about The Season

    The Season

    Kristen Richardson

    The world of debutantes opens into a revealing story of women across six centuries, their limited options, and their desires.…more

  • Details about The Nickel Boys

    The Nickel Boys

    Colson Whitehead

    In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." ……more

  • Details about The Secrets We Kept

    The Secrets We Kept

    Lara Prescott

    A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago. At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and he……more

  • Details about Nothing to See Here

    Nothing to See Here

    Kevin Wilson

    Kevin Wilson’s best book yet—a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities Lillian and Madison were the unlikeliest of roommates at their elite boarding school: Madison, the daughter of a prominent Atlanta family, being groomed for greatness; Lillian, a scholarship student, plucked out of nowhere based solely on her intellect and athletic prowess. The two were as tight as coul……more

  • Details about The Lager Queen of Minnesota

    The Lager Queen of Minnesota

    J. Ryan Stradal

    "A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest"--…more

  • Details about Daisy Jones & the Six

    Daisy Jones & the Six

    Taylor Jenkins Reid

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. "I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart."--Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their populari……more

  • Details about The Warehouse

    The Warehouse

    Rob Hart

    Zinnia never thought she'd be infiltrating Cloud. But now she's undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company's darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn--if she can bear to sacrifice him. him.…more

  • Details about No Exit

    No Exit

    Taylor Adams

    “What a box of tricks! This full-throttle thriller, dark and driving, rivals Agatha Christie for sheer ingenuity and James Patterson for flat-out speed. Swift, sharp, and relentless.” — A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman desperate to unmask and outwit a vicious psychopath. A kidnapped little girl locked in a stranger’s van. ……more

  • Details about November Road

    November Road

    Lou Berney

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2018 BY Entertainment Weekly • Washington Post • AARP • Newsweek • Dallas Morning News • South Florida Sun-Sentinel • Chicago Public Library • Real Book Spy • CrimeReads • Litreactor • Library Journal • LitHub • Booklist An Amazon Editor’s Pick of the Month • An Apple Best of the Month • An Indie Next Pick • An Okra Pick by SIBA Booksellers • A Book of the Month Pick Set against t……more

  • Details about The Guardians

    The Guardians

    John Grisham

    Twenty-two years ago, ruthless people framed Quincy Miller for the murder of attorney Keith Russo, and they will kill another lawyer without a second thought to keep Miller behind bars.…more

  • Details about Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company

    Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways--Easy, Vegan, or Perfect for Company

    Mark Bittman

    The first major new work from the man who taught America How to Cook Everything is truly the one book a cook needs for a perfect dinner--easy, fancy, or meatless, as the occasion requires. Mark Bittman is revered for his simple, straightforward, and flexible approach to everyday cooking. In Dinner for Everyone, he shares 100 essential main dishes, each with easy, vegan, and all-out recipes as the mood or occasion requires. These 300 all-new recipes, accompanied by more than 100 full-color photog……more

  • Details about The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier

    Ree Drummond

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network favorite The Pioneer Woman cooks up exciting new favorites from her life on the ranch in this glorious full-color cookbook that showcases home cooking at its most delicious (and most fun!). Welcome to Ree’s new frontier! Much has happened on Drummond Ranch over the last couple of years: The kids are growing up, another left for college, Ree’s business has expanded, and her cooking has evolved. While she still cherishes her tra……more

  • Details about Basketball: A Love Story

    Basketball: A Love Story

    Dan Klores; Jackie MacMullan; Rafe Bartholomew

    Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball--its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world--as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game's ultimate icons. This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketba……more

  • Details about Rough Magic

    Rough Magic

    Lara Prior-Palmer

    For fans of Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk, this is the extraordinary debut memoir of a young woman who traveled to Mongolia to compete in the world's longest, toughest horse race, and emerged as its youngest and first-ever female winner…more

  • Details about K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

    K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

    Tyler Kepner

    From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its ……more