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Fiction
A Baxter Family Christmas
by Karen Kingsbury

 

Two years have passed since the terrible car accident that took the life of John Baxter’s daughter, Erin, her husband and three of their four daughters. Prompted by grief, and missing his daughter, John has invited a stranger for Christmas Eve dinner—Kendra Bryant, the transplant recipient who now has Erin’s heart.  Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story.




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Easy
The Christmas Wreath
by James Hoffman

Exhausted after sending Santa off in his sleigh, the elves are too tired for their own celebration and fall asleep without putting up a tree or a wreath. The chief elf manages to craft a very unfinished wreath before succumbing to sleep himself. What follows next involves a hungry polar bear, the watery world below the ice, and the miraculous transformation of the ragged little wreath.




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Juvenile Fiction
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery

Written for all ages, it has been considered a children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Prince Edward Island.  The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.