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Holiday Miscellany

Historical holidays, humor and a graphic novel: at least one of these will get you in the mood for the holidays!

Historical Fiction

Berg, Elizabeth
The Handmaid and the Carpenter: a Novel
Aided by a great and abiding love, Mary and Joseph endure challenges to their relationship as well as threats to their lives as they come to terms with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the birth of their child, Jesus.
Cornwell, Bernard
Sharpe's Christmas
Richard Sharpe, commanding the Prince of Wales's Own Volunteers, finds himself facing fierce enemies in two different historical holiday tales.


Notaro, Laurie
An Idiot Girl's Christmas: True Tales from the Top of the Naughty List
Humorist Laurie Notaro, returns with a collection of the most hilarious stories from the most wonderful - and dreadful - time of the year.
Salkin, Allen
Festivus: The Holiday for the Rest of Us
In this side-splitting romp through the real world of Festivus, Allen Salkin meets Miss Festivus, tastes Festivus beer, and ponders the Festivus snail, showing how anyone with a little creativity can celebrate a Happy Festivus!
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales
Twenty writers tell their most hilariously hellish holiday stories in this collection.

Graphic Novel

Duggan, Gerry & Brian Posehn
The Last Christmas
After the apocalypse, no one is safe; not even at the North Pole. After tragedy strikes, Santa withdraws from life and turns his back on Christmas. When he finally emerges from seclusion, the old world is gone forever, and as Santa struggles to find his way in a post-apocalyptic world, can he find a way to save Christmas too?