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November 30, 2016 9:30 AM | By Book Lovers | No Comments
It’s the most wonderful time of year – Pete’s Top 5 Fiction and Mystery picks for the holiday season. Check out his suggestions below and shop his picks at McIntyre’s Books! Don’t forget to stop by the bookstore if you’re looking for personalized recommendations (perfect gifts for all the readers on your list).
The Sellout, Paul Beatty
A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black Chinese restaurant..
Darktown, Thomas Mullen
The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today’s headlines. Set in the postwar, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.
The Good Goodbye, Carla Buckley
How well do we know our children? Natalie Falcone would say she knows her daughter, Arden, very well. Despite the challenges of running a restaurant and raising six-year-old twin boys, she’s not too worried as she sends her daughter off to college — until she gets the call that Arden’s been in a terrible fire, along with her best friend and cousin, Rory. Both girls are critically injured and another student has died. The police suspect arson.
Arden and Rory have always been close, but they have secrets they’ve never shared, secrets that reel all the way back to their childhoods, and which led them to that tragic night. Who set the fire, and why? As the police dig deep into both the present and the past, Natalie realizes that in order to protect her daughter, she’ll first have to find out who Arden really is, even if it means risking everything — and everyone — she loves most.
The Nix, Nathan Hill
From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.
It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help.
Over The Plain Houses, Julia Franks
Working in the stylistic terrain of Amy Greene and Bonnie Jo Campbell, this mesmerizing debut by Julia Franks is the story of a woman intrigued by the possibility of change, escape, and reproductive choice–stalked by a Bible-haunted man who fears his government and stakes his integrity upon an older way of life. As Brodis chases his demons, he brings about a final act of violence that shakes the entire valley. In this spellbinding Southern story, Franks bares the myths and mysteries that modernity can’t quite dispel.
If you’d like to see McIntyre’s full gift-guide, check out the blog. Stop by to check off that holiday list soon!
This Giving Tuesday, consider a gift to Reindeer Readers! McIntyre's Books is offering a great community gift for which they are looking for sponsors. For a $40 donation, you can send an entire classroom of Chatham County 1st graders home with a beginning reader book for the holidays.
If you're interested in gift wrapping the books for this project, Sunday, December 4th through Tuesday, December 6th, the bookstore will be looking for volunteers! Wrapping paper, tape and ribbon will be... Full Post >
At Fearrington House Restaurant
The Fearrington House Restaurant's fall menu is underway and pairs perfectly with the arrival of fall weather. Executive Chef Colin Bedford is continuously incorporating more farm-to-fork items with each menu - this season features turnips, carrots, herbs and more from Fearrington's gardens, as well as local meats and produce. The Sea Bass in this dish are sourced from the North Carolina coast, and the pasta is made at Fearrington!
The Black Burgundy Truffles used in this dish have a very... Full Post >
If you're looking for those last few goodies for the stockings hung with care - stop by McIntyre's Books! The children's reading section is full of books for the littlest readers at all levels, plus great gifts for their stocking, from card games to jigsaw puzzles and more. Check out Children's Book Buyer, Sarah's, suggestions below!
A holiday Jellycat stuffed Polar Bar or Penguin is the perfect snugly companion for the holiday season. There's options for those who prefer warm weather... Full Post >
At Fearrington House Restaurant, At The Goat
It may be chilly outside, but the holiday celebrations are just getting warmed up! While you keep an eye out for beautiful holiday decor throughout the Village, don't forget about scrumptious yule logs crafted by The Fearrington House!
This year, The Fearrington House team and Pastry Sous Chef Paola are offering four yule logs to ring in the holiday season:
Gingerbread & Cream Cheese
White Chocolate Peppermint
Orange, Dulce & Cranberry
All Yule Logs... Full Post >
Holiday entertaining is all about lots of food, drink and jubilation! And appetizer parties are a great way to entertain family, friends and neighbors. To guarantee a diverse appetizer spread, we suggest serving a combination of finger foods that satisfy several of the following food categories:
Include appetizers made with fruit or vegetables—raw, cooked, or stuffed.
Hearty, starchy appetizers include finger sandwiches, bruschetta, breadsticks, crackers, and rolls.... Full Post >