Although there is something magical about walking into a warmly lit bookstore and finding a book that ends up relating to your life more than expected, missing the holiday shopping chaos and buying online is a close second. Here are my book picks for the holidays that I have selected from bloggers I enjoy, foodies I admire, and novelists who transcend time with words. I like to support publishing companies that are either local (Bay Area) or small and spirited that might or might not appear on the New York Times best seller list.
Impetus Press. Nick's style of writing is difficult to resist and the author draws you into the dark lives of three Yale college students as they struggle to come to terms with their childhoods and futures amidst fires both real and imagined that threaten to turn their dreams to ashes. I read this book in one day. I just couldn't put it down. This book contains some graphic language and images.