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Gift Giving Solved: Book Picks from the Ivy Bookshop Staff

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We love the Ivy Bookshop. Browsing there is like going through a well-read friend’s private library.  The knowledgable staff loves books as much as we do, so every year we ask them to recommend books at Christmastime.  This year’s picks are below.

Fiction

  1. The Goldfinch:  Donna Tartt – Read Michiko Kakutani’s review in the New York Times.
  2. The Luminaries:  Eleanor Catton
  3. Americanah:  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nonfiction

  1. The Bully Pulpit:  Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism:  Doris Kearns Goodwin
  2. The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics:  Daniel James Brown
  3. The Heart of Everything That Is:  The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend:  Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Coffee Table

  1. The Painted Screens of Baltimore:  An Urban Folk Art Revealed:  Elaine Eff
  2. The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook:  Michael Anthony et al.
  3. The Well of Being: A Children’s Book for Adults:  Jean-Pierre Weill

Children’s

  1. The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Taschen version):  Hans Christian Andersen and Noel Daniel
  2. My First Kafka:  Runaways, Rodents & Giant Bugs:  Retold by Matthue Roth
  3. Poems to Learn by Heart:  Caroline Kennedy

Novelty

  1. Humans of New York:  Brandon Stanton
  2. Football in Baltimore: History and Memorabilia from Colts to Ravens:  Ted Patterson, Dean Smith, Edwin H. Remsberg, and Michael Gibbons
  3. Elegantissima:  The Design & Typography of Louise Fili:  Louise Fili

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