Last Saturday was the day designated as Small Business Saturday. Many people went to their local independent bookseller to purchase books for holiday gift-giving. One such person is President Obama, who was accompanied by his family, and a score of reporters. The purchases made contained some recent bestsellers and a few oldies, but goodies. Here's the list (as was reported by the White House); the ones we own include their call number, the ones we don't own are on order:
Becker, Aaron. Journey. [JP BEC]
Blackwood, Sage. Jinx. [J BLA]
Cather, Willa. My Antonia. [F CAT, also 3M ebook]
DiCamillo, Kate. Flora and Ulysses. [J DIC, also 3M ebook]
Doctorow, E. L. Ragtime. [F DOC]
Epstein, David. The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance. [613.71 EPS, also 3M ebook]
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. [F HOS, AB/CD HOS, also 3M ebook]
Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon. [JP JOH]
Lahiri, Jhumpa. The Lowland. [F LAH, AB/CD LAH, also 3M ebook]
Matthews, Jason. Red Sparrow.
McCullers, Carson. Ballad of the Sad Cafe: And Other Stories. [in Complete Novels F MCC]
Oppel, Kenneth. Half Brother. [YA OPP]
Otsuka, Julie. Buddha in the Attic. [F OTS, AB/CD OTS, also 3M ebook]
Preus, Margi. Heart of a Samurai: Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro. [YA PRE]
Rex, Adam. Moonday.
Riddell, Chris. Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. [J MYS RID]
Strayed, Cheryl. Wild: From Lost to Found On the Pacific Crest Trail. [B STR, AB/CD B STR, also 3M ebook]
Viorst, Judith and Lane Smith. Lulu and the Brontosaurus. [J VIO]
You can "test-drive" a book at the Library before purchasing a copy as a gift!