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Printable List of Recommended Books and CDs

Below you can find the complete list of recommended reading and listening for Holidays 2007. To print this list, choose the "Print Page" icon in the upper righthand corner. Click here to jump to the list of recommended CDs.

Recommended Books

Recommended by Booksellers to Susan Stamberg
(Independent Booksellers Picks: Fiction and Food)

The Assassins Gallery, by David L. Robbins, paperback, 544 pages, list price: $7.50

An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, by Brock Clarke, hardcover, 305 pages, $23.95

Away, by Amy Bloom, hardcover 256 pages, list price: $23.95

Ghost, by Alan Lightman, hardcover, 256 pages, list price: $23.00

How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read, by Pierre Bayard, hardcover, 208 pages, list price: $19.95

Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones, hardcover, 272 pages, list price: $20.00

My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals, by Melanie Dunea, hardcover, 224 pages, list price: $39.95

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World, by E. L. Konigsburg, hardcover, 256 pages, list price: $16.99

Novels in Three Lines, by Félix Fénéon, translated by Luc Sante, paperback, 208 pages, list price: $14.00

The Poets' Corner, compiled by John Lithgow, hardcover, 304 pages, list price: $24.99

Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote, by Truman Capote, hardcover, 528 pages, list price: $28.95

Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink, edited by David Remnick, hardcover, 608 pages, list price: $29.95

Sundown, Yellow Moon, by Larry Watson, hardcover, 320 pages, list price: $25.95

War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, hardcover, 1296 pages, list price: $37.00

Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures, 1850-1950, by Alexandra Lapierre and Christel Mouchard, hardcover, 240 pages, list price: $45.00

Gift Books Recommended by Jerome Weeks
(Big-Bang Gift Books: Visual Dazzle, Thoughtful Thrills)

Alison Jackson: Confidential, by Alison Jackson, hardcover, 264 pages, list price: $39.99

American Ruins, By Arthur Drooker, hardcover, 144 pages, list price: $45.00

The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps: The Best Crime Stories from the Pulps During Their Golden Age — The '20s, '30s & '40s, Edited by Otto Penzler, paperback, 1158 pages, list price: $25.00

Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations, by Vincent Virga, hardcover, 272 pages, list price $60.00

The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss, by Claire Nouvian, hardcover, 256 pages, list price: $45.00

Dior, by Farid Chenoune, photography by Laziz Hamani, hardcover, 383 pages, list Price: $150.00

Dr. Johnson's Doorknob: And Other Significant Parts of Great Men's Houses, by Liz Workman, hardcover, 208 pages, list price: $25.00

Murakami, by Takashi Murakami, Dick Hebdige, Midori Matsui, Scott Rothkopf, hardcover, 330 pages, list price: $65.00

Nashville Portraits: Legends of Country Music, by Jim McGuire; introduction by William Ferris, hardcover, 160 pages, list Price: $34.95

Cookbook Recommendations from T. Susan Chang
(The Season for Seasonings: Holiday Cookbooks)

2500 Recipes, by Andrew Schloss, paperback, 384 pages, list price: $24.95

The Art of Simple Food, by Alice Waters, hardcover, 416 pages, list price: $35.00

Knife Skills Illustrated, by Peter Hertzmann, hardcover, 384 pages, list price: $29.95

Modern Indian Cooking, by Hari Nayak and Vikas Khanna, hardcover, 191 pages, list price: $29.95

Pure Dessert, by Alice Medrich, hardcover, 272 pages, list price: $35.00

Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook, by Fuchsia Dunlop, hardcover, 256 pages, list price: $29.95

The River Cottage Meat Book, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, hardcover, 543 pages, list price: $40.00

Savory Baking from the Mediterranean, by Anissa Helou, hardcover, 352 pages, list price: $29.95

The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without, by Mollie Katzen, hardcover, 160 pages, list price: $22.95

Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen, by Deborah Madison, paperback, 240 pages, list price: $19.95

Where Flavor Was Born, by Andreas Viestad, hardcover, 288 pages, list price: $40.00

Recommended by Karen Grigsby Bates
(Secrets, Scandals, Simplicity: Stockings Full of Books)

The Completely MAD Don Martin, by the Editors of Mad Magazine, hardcover, 1200 pages, list Price: $150.00

The Ghost, by Robert Harris, hardcover 352 pages, list price: $26.00

Great Bar Food at Home, by Kate Heyhoe, hardcover, 127 pages, list price: $17.95

Howl: A Collection of the Best Contemporary Dog Wit, by the editors of The Bark, hardcover, 352 pages, list price: $25.00

It's All Too Much, by Peter Walsh, hardcover 240 pages, list price: $22.00

LA Noir, edited by Denise Hamilton, paperback, 348 pages, list price: $15.95

Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, hardcover, 384 pages, list price: $23.95

One Drop, My Father's Hidden Life by Bliss Broyard, hardcover, 528 pages, list price: $24.99

Saveur Cooks Authentic American, by the editors of Saveur Magazine, hardcover, 320 pages, list price: $24.95

Time America: An Illustrated History, by the editors of Time Magazine, hardcover, 266 pages, list price: $29.95

The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food, by Judith Jones, hardcover, 304 pages, list price: $24.95

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, by Ashley Gilbertson, hardcover, 260 pages, list price: $35.00

Recommended by Alan Cheuse

Christmas Stories, by Diana Secker Tesdell, hardcover, 400 pages, list price: $23.16

Coltrane: The Story of a Sound, by Ben Ratliff, hardcover, 272 pages, list price: $24.00

Martha Graham - Dance on Film, starring Martha Graham, 2 B&W DVDs, list price: $39.99

The Next Rodeo: New and Selected Essays, by William Kittredge, paperback, 256 pages, list price: $15.00

People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks, hardcover, 384 pages, list price: $25.95.

Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon, by Garrison Keillor, hardcover, 256 pages, list price: $25.95.

Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005, by Robert Hass, hardcover, 96 pages, list price: $22.95.

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