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Ready for a Christmas read?

The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin. Best friends Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson are looking forward to celebrating Christmas in postwar America, thrilled at the prospect of starting new traditions with their five-year-old sons. But when the 1951 Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives and the boys start obsessing over every toy in it, Audrey and Eve realize they must first teach them the true significance of the holiday.

Off the Record: My Dispatches from the Front Lines and Back Rooms by Peter Mansbridge. With humour and heart, Peter shares never-before-told stories from his distinguished career, including reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the horror of 9/11, walking the beaches of Normandy with Tom Brokaw, and talking with Canadian prime ministers from John Diefenbaker to Justin Trudeau. But it’s far from all serious. Peter also writes about finding the “cure” for baldness in China and landing the role of Peter Moosebridge in Disney’s Zootopia. From the first (and only) time he was late to broadcast to his poignant interview with the late Gord Downie, these are the moments that have stuck with him.

Non Fiction
When Women Rise: Everyday Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Dr. Michele Kambolis. This is a guide for women who want to bring more joy, power, and peace into their lives. It invites every woman to nurture her inner wisdom and strength, transcend the prevailing fears of our time, and rise into her highest well-being. Dr. Michele Kambolis integrates the science of mind-body medicine and more than 20 years' experience working with women in clinical therapy to provide daily practices that will help women overcome the barriers that hinder their freedom and compromise their very essence.

Graphic Novel
I Survived by Lauren Tarshis. Enjoy some of your favourite I Survived books in graphic format: The Attacks of September 11, 2001, The Nazi Invasion, 1944, The Shark Attacks of 1916, and The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. These graphic novels combine historical facts with high-action storytelling that’s sure to keep any reader turning the pages. Each book includes a nonfiction section at the back with facts and photos about the real-life event.

More New Books
Forgiving Paris by Karen Kingsbury
State of Terror by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
Binge by Douglas Coupland
A Darker Reality by Anne Perry (An Elena Standish novel)
The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbo
My Little Pony: Ponies Unite (Level 2 reader)
I Survived: The Galveston Hurricane, 1900 by Lauren Tarshis
Henry at Home by Megan Maynor, illustrated by Alea Marley