Drew's Holiday Recommendations

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Johannes Cabal Series #1) By Jonathan L. Howard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767930765
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Published: Anchor - June 1st, 2010

Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is an uproariously funny book about the unquiet undead and the man who makes them go stumble in the night. Johannes is a necromancer of some little infamy and obsessed with one thing, curing death by any means necessary. If you like Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett then you will love this funny novel. Read the first page and a half, I highly recommend it!

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American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America By Colin Woodard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143122029
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Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012

Perfect for a history lover, poli-sci junkie or anyone wiht a fascination for different parts of the country, American Nations is an exploration of the idea that North America isn't three countires, it's eleven. Eleven different nation states all with their own history, foundation myth, and definition of the American dream.

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Black Sun Rising (Coldfire #1) By C.S. Friedman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756403140
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Published: DAW - September 6th, 2005

Damien Vryce is a priest and he has been given a rather unusual mission, to begin to teach other priests the tenets of sorcery. These Sorcerers or Adepts as they are called each have a unique species of Fae that they work with and Damien must travel with an adept that has lost her memories as well as The Hunter an adept so dangerous that he is almost a devil to the church. The fate of the world hangs in the balance in this epic adventure!

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The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy #1) By Lev Grossman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

Oh The Magicians! I love this book (and it’s pretty different from the show) imagine Harry Potter and his friends are Americans and also 18 years with no clue what they want in the world. That’s Magicians. After highschool Brakebills (a magical college) recruits people who have magical potential and then train them up. Follow Quint and his friends as they learn to control their magic and eventually discover that magic doesn’t magically make life and adulting any easier.

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All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China [A Cookbook] By Carolyn Phillips Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607749820
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Published: Ten Speed Press - August 30th, 2016

Cooking is one of my absolute favorite things in the world! I simply love having all of my friends over and throwing a dinner party with everything made from scratch and All Under Heaven is one of my must have cook books. It break’s down the cuisine of China into several different regions so that you can experiment with all kinds of cooking. This is a great book for beginners with easy substitutions and for experts with a pantry list in the back!

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Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

Wallace is dead, but he is having a hard time accepting it and he is not crossing over. So the reaper takes him to a small village in the middle of the mountains and Wallace is given one week to get it together and get across. Wallace begins, with the help of a tea shop manager, to learn about the way life should be lived. It’s a shame he couldn’t figure it out before he was dead. This book is simply put beautiful, there are no other words. Beautiful.

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The Good War: An Oral History of World War II By Studs Terkel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781565843431
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Published: New Press - January 1st, 1997

The Good War is the definitive verbal history of the Second World War. Made up of accounts from people all over the world and woven into an incredible narrative this book puts a human and real face on a war that all too often is too focused on the big picture. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in WW2 but want’s to hear the stories of the people who were there, not just read the battle reports.

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin By Timothy Snyder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780465031474
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Published: Basic Books - October 2nd, 2012

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler And Stalin is the perfect gift for the history obsessed loved on in your life. Focusing primarily on the struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union award winning historian Timothy Snyder argues that the fate of these people set up the 20th century in a way few other places did. Filled with information and eminently readable this book is a must