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Lisa Sharkey, Senior V.P., Creative Development, Harper Collins, shares her recommendations for books that make the perfect gift this holiday season.


"THE WIZARD OF OZ: THE OFFICIAL 75TH ANNIVERSARY COMPANION" BY J SCARFONE & WILLIAM STILLMAN

"THE BEATLES: THE BBC ARCHIVES" BY KEVIN HOWLETT 

"A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: THE MAKING OF A TRADITION" BY CHARLES SCHULTZ

*DOCTOR SLEEP" STEPHEN KING 

"THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS: A YEAR OF HOLIDAYS" BY REE DRUMMOND (FS)

"THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY" BY ADRIANA TRIGIANI (FS)

"WE ARE WATER" WALLY LAMB (FS)

"THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT" BY AMY TAN (FS)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Young Children:

· Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean

· Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg, Illustrated by Joe Berger

· The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

· Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

Middle Grade and Teens:

· Divergent Trilogy (Complete Box Set) by Veronica Roth

· The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

· Raising the Bar by Gabrielle Douglas

· The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

· The LEGO Ideas Book by Daniel Lipkowitz

· Harry Potter (Special Edition Paperback Box Set) by J.K. Rowling

SPORTS BOOKS

· Dr. J. by Julius Erving

· One Last Strike by Tony La Russa

· Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson

· Orr by Bobby Orr

· The Outsider by Jimmy Connors

FICTION

· Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

· The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri

· The Son by Philipp Meyer

· The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

· The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

· The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

· The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

NONFICTION

· The Big Disconnect by Catherine Steiner-Adair

· The Men Who United the States by Simon Winchester

· The Sleepwalkers by Christopher Clark

COOKBOOKS

· The French Kitchen Cookbook by Patricia Wells

· The Fresh 20 by Melissa Lanz

· Fifty Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsey, M.D. and Jennifer Iserloh

· Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman

SPIRITUAL READS

· Jesus > Religion by Jefferson Bethke

· A Big Heart Open to God by Pope Francis

· The President’s Devotional by Joshua DuBois

· The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

PAPERBACK STOCKING STUFFERS

· Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

· The House Girl by Tara Conklin

 Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra

· Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

· Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

· Labor Day (New Movie Tie-in Edition) by Joyce Maynard

· The Dinner by Herman Koch

· The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

· Confessions of a Casting Director by Jen Rudin

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