Monday, November 23, 2009

Read Your Lunch - Holiday Special

If you're planning on including books in your holiday gift giving this year and you need a bit of inspiration, stop by the Spring Garden Road Library on Tuesday November 24th for Read Your Lunch. Librarian Kristina Parlee will have suggestions of great books from the last year and more that will make great holiday gifts (or reading anytime).

The focus will be on books for adults, fiction and nonfiction and include award winners, genre favourites, nonfiction suggestions and much more. Bring your questions, your suggestions and your appetite for reading!

Our Read Your Lunch holiday special has become an annual event, here are just a few of the books we've suggested over the years. We'll have lots more great suggestions this year!

For the Can Lit devotee ... The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews. A quirky tale of a family road trip across America from the GG winning author of A Complicated Kindness. Toews' endearing and well drawn characters will leave you wanting more.

For the conscientious eater... In Defense of Food: an eater's manifesto, by Michael Pollan. Follow up to his widely acclaimed The Omnivore's Dilemma, journalist Pollan looks at what's wrong with our modern food system and offers advice on how to make it right.

For the serious history buff ... Old World New World: Great Britain and America from the beginning by Kathleen Burk. Hefty, detailed, yet readable tome examining the relationship between two great nations over 400 years.

For a history buff with nerdy tendencies ... The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. Author and NPR personality Vowell turns her wit and wisdom to New England Puritans. Her past inevitably comments on our present, and her amusing personal stories round out the lesson.

For the mystery lover ... The Art Thief by Noah Charney. A novel of theft in the art world, that provides thrills and intrigue alongside well crafted insight into the dark side of art collection.

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