There’s nothing better for getting in the spirit of the season than to curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of spiced cider and a holiday book. We still have a cart full of festive treasures set up next to the information desk on the first floor. Here’s a sampling of what’s waiting for you:
A Family Christmas – introduced and selected by Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy has established a reputation as an excellent anthologist. In the past she has created collections of poems and patriotic works that are respected and well loved. Here Caroline focuses her own family traditions, presenting a charming collection of favorite Christmas tales to those who love to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.
Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt with illustrations by Loren Long
The author of the Pulitzer Prize winning Angela’s Ashes writes a story about Angela as a child, who feels sorry for the baby Jesus in the manger at her church and decides she must rescue him.
The Christmas Pig: A Fable by Kinky Friedman
Friedman tells the story of a king who decides his subjects need some cheering up and a nativity painting is just the thing to do it. Ten-year-old Benjamin, a mute boy with artistic genius is summoned for the job. Benjamin sets to work on the painting in the barn where he meets Valerie, the talking pig. Be prepared for tears in this sweet Christmas tale.