More Holiday Book Ideas

Additional holiday book ideas for this season of giving.

Wallace by: Jim Gorant
Pit bulls are notorious for their bad reputation. Jim Gorant, a Jersey-native and New York Times bestselling author, tells the heartwarming story an abandoned pit bull and a compassionate pet owner’s mission to save the dog from being euthanized. Wallace’s owner rescues the canine from the shelter and introduces him to the sport of competitive Frisbee. A tale of rescue and redemption, Wallace attempts to change people’s unwarranted prejudice against the breed. —Dervela O’Brien

The Nature of the Meadowlands by Jim Wright
The Meadowlands is now primarily known as the home of the NFL’s Giants and Jets, but the region was long written off as a wasteland. In his latest work, Jim Wright of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, chronicles the natural history and environmental revival of the 30.4 square-mile preservation area. With a foreword written by former Governor Thomas H. Kean, The Nature of the Meadowlands is a coffee table book that illustrates the dichotomy of the area. —D.O.

Little Flower: Recipes From the Café by Christine Moore
Acclaimed chef/baker Christine Moore’s humble café, Little Flower, is a hit in Pasadena. But this celebrated food smith started her career in Highland Park selling caramels out of her kitchen in 1999. Little Flower is a charming cookbook of the recipes that made Moore’s west coast café such a hit. The book contains instructions for a myriad of inventive baked goods including, buttermilk pretzel rolls, brown-butter shortbread and savory mushroom biscuits. —Dylan Runco

The Last Kiss by Leslie Brody
Six years after Leslie Brody married the love of her life, her husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The Montclair writer began documenting their journey in a series called “Living with Cancer” in North Jersey’s The Record, which ultimately became the working manuscript for this heartbreaking and inspiring book.—Joanna Buffum

Your Body Beautiful by Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Your Body Beautiful is a guide for women in their 30s and beyond, who want to retain a youthful glow. Ashton, an Ob-Gyn in Englewood, outlines an eating plan, a fitness program, tools for stress management, a sleep schedule, and advice for disease prevention as a five-part plan to optimize energy and health as they age. —Joanna Buffum

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