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Featured December 17, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Simon and the Bear Eric A. Kimmel

Simon and the Bear
by Eric A. Kimmel

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A Hanukkah Tale

Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks.The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

My Two Holidays

My Two Holidays
by Danielle Novack

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A Hanukkah and Christmas Story

When Sam's classmates take turns talking about which holiday they celebrate, Sam becomes very nervous. Some people celebrate Christmas and some people celebrate Hanukkah. But Sam celebrates both! Written by a clinical psychologist, MY TWO HOLIDAYS offers comforting explanations that shine a light on how special it can be to celebrate two treasured holidays instead of one Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

The Story of Hanukkah David A. Adler

The Story of Hanukkah
by David A. Adler

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No celebration of Hanukkah would be complete without recountng the events of more than two thousand years ago that the holiday commemorates. In a simple yet dramatic text and vibrant paintings, the story of the courageous Maccabees and the miracle that took place in the Temple in Jerusalem is retold. For readers who want to continue the festivities, a recipe for latkes and directions for playing dreidel are included Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

There Was a Little Girl Brooke Shields

There Was a Little Girl
by Brooke Shields

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The Real Story of My Mother and Me

Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir. Brooke Shields never had what anyone would consider an ordinary life. She was raised by her Newark-tough single mom, Teri, a woman who loved the world of show business and was often a media sensation all by herself. Brooke's iconic modeling career began by chance when Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

The Andy Cohen Diaries Andy Cohen

The Andy Cohen Diaries
by Andy Cohen

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A Deep Look at a Shallow Year

A year in the whirlwind life of the beloved pop icon Andy Cohen, in his own cheeky, candid, and irreverent words As a TV Producer and host of the smash late night show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen has a front row seat to an exciting world not many get to see. In this dishy, detailed diary of one year in his life, Andy goes out on the town, drops names, hosts a ton Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

Rules of Civility Amor Towles

Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles

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A New York Times bestseller, An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year -- An elegant and captivating debut novel, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent, a young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect? a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey Kontent embarks on a journey Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch
by Donna Tartt

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The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel.

Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity.

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

The Tucci Table Stanley Tucci

The Tucci Table
by Stanley Tucci, Felicity Blunt

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Cooking With Family and Friends

Featuring family-friendly recipes and stunning photography, an all-new cookbook from New York Times bestselling author, beloved actor, and respected foodie Stanley Tucci. Stanley Tucci’s association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child’s husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoying innovative homemade Italian meals throughout his childhood, when family and food were nearly inseparable and Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

Johnny Carson Henry Bushkin

Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin

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A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.

From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the ’70s and ’80s he was the country’s highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

We Are Not Ourselves Matthew Thomas

We Are Not Ourselves
by Matthew Thomas

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Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

Revival Stephen King

Revival
by Stephen King

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A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life. In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love Read More »



Featured December 17, 2014
on Today

The Book with No Pictures B.J. Novak

The Book with No Pictures
by B.J. Novak

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This innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for Read More »




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