OverDrive eBooks: Holiday Reading

New titles are added to the Library's OverDrive Collection every week.  Our recent additions include many holiday titles, including the eBooks listed below.  If the book you want is already checked out, you can place a hold on it.  You will be notified by email when it is available for you.  Happy holiday reading! 

Fiction Titles:

The Christmas Train, by David Baldacci.  Journalist Tom Langdon stars in a Christmas charmer set aboard a cross-country train.

A Highland Christmas, by M.C. Beaton.  Scottish constable Hamish MacBeth  investigates two Yuletide mysteries. 

Skipping ChristmasJohn Grisham turns a satirical eye on the overblown ritual of the festive holiday season in a modest but funny novel about the tyranny of December 25.

1225 Christmas Tree Lane, by Debbie Macomber.  Christmas in Cedar Cove arrives with unexpected complications. 

Anne Perry’s Christmas Vigil: Two Victorian Holiday Mysteries, by Anne Perry.  In these holiday mysteries set in Victorian London, Christmas comes with a helping of magic and murder. 

 

 

Nonfiction Titles:

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941, by Stanley Weintraub.  A top historian offers a compelling history of perhaps the most remarkable holiday season in 20th-century history--December 1941--a Christmas season that played out in the shadows of the Pearl Harbor attack and the start of America's involvement in World War II.

 

Holidays on Ice, by David Sedaris.  A best-selling classic features six works on the joys and embarrassments of favorite holidays, including a barnyard Secret Santa scheme gone awry.

Can I Have a Cell Phone for Hanukkah? The Essential Scoop on Raising Modern Jewish Kids.  Sharon Duke Estroff illuminates the ways that Jewish tradition can be used to form a lasting, emotional safety net for modern families.

 

The Puppy that came for Christmas: How a Dog Brought One Family the Gift of Joy, by Megan Rix.  Hoping for a baby, Megan and her husband Ian had been training golden retriever pups for disability service, but as each graduated, the emptiness of their home struck them anew. When Taffy finally appeared, they knew that they had a keeper. Like Marley and Ooogy, a dog story that stays with you.

 

Titles for Kids:

Holly’s Jolly Christmas, by Nancy Krulik.  As Christmas approaches, Katie makes time to help others find the Christmas spirit as the magic wind first switches her with a Christmas tree farm employee, then with an unusual character at North Pole Winter Fun Park.

The Miracle Jar: a Hanukkah Story, by Audrey Penn.  A family in the Old Country hopes to recreate the miracle of the first Hanukkah by making a small jar of cooking oil last long enough to make a treat for each of the eight nights.

A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time, by Mary Pope Osborne.  Jack and Annie travel back to Victorian London when Merlin asks them to use their magic to inspire Charles Dickens to write "A Christmas Carol."

Thomas’ Christmas Delivery, by Rev. W. Awdry.  It is Christmas Eve, and Thomas wishes he was safe and warm in his shed with the other engines. But Thomas is a Really Useful Engine and has several important deliveries to make.