Christmas Book Recommendations

If you are a procrastinator like me, then you might still have quite a few gifts to purchase this holiday season. If so, why not give your friend, partner, or family member a great book? Follow this book recommendation guide for some good books and good gifts.

Or, if you have all of your gifts bought, get ready to be a book boss and snatch up these books with all those Christmas deals.

P.S. All of these recommendations are books that I have read, but not all of them came out this year.

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Hag-Seed Book Review

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By: Margaret Atwood

301 pages

When Felix is deposed as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival by his devious assistant and longtime enemy, his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken. Reduced to a life of exile in rural southern Ontario—accompanied only by his fantasy daughter, Miranda, who died twelve years ago—Felix devises a plan for retribution.

Eventually he takes a job teaching Literacy Through Theatre to the prisoners at the nearby Burgess Correctional Institution, and is making a modest success of it when an auspicious star places his enemies within his reach. With the help of their own interpretations, digital effects, and the talents of a professional actress and choreographer, the Burgess Correctional Players prepare to video their Tempest. Not surprisingly, they view Caliban as the character with whom they have the most in common. However, Felix has another twist in mind, and his enemies are about to find themselves taking part in an interactive and illusion-ridden version of The Tempest that will change their lives forever. But how will Felix deal with his invisible Miranda’s decision to take a part in the play?

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