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Holiday Book Picks For Grown-Up Readers

Dec 13, 2016

With the holiday gift-giving season upon us,"City Lights" host Lois Reitzes and arts writer Gail O'Neill share their picks for the grown-ups on your list.

American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes

by Anne Byrn

“It is really a social history lesson … It’s just fascinating, and enlightening, and you see these gorgeous photographs of cakes.”

- Lois Reitzes

The Improbability of Love

by Hannah Rothschild

“One of the most satisfying novels I read this year … the best part of the book … is that the painting is a main character, so several of the chapters are written from the point of view of the painting. And it sounds sort of over-the-top, but that’s part of what made it so much fun. … If you’re in the mood for a well-written romp, I highly recommend it."

- Lois Reitzes

Over the Plain Houses

by Julia Franks

“The most extraordinary novel I have read in a long time ... deft storytelling … layers of intelligence and care and craft.”

- Gail O'Neill

The Art of Celebrating

by David Monn

"This book is ‘Downtown Abbey’ on steroids!”

- Lois Reitzes

Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring Too Much

by Faith Salie

“Her essays are not only hilarious, she has a marvelous sense of wordplay.”
- Lois Reitzes

The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love

by Melissa Fay Greene

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