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GREAT READS: Orange County Public Library’s November book selections

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SPONSORED: “Great Reads” is a regular roundup of books that the Orange County Public Library System thinks you should peruse that month.

We try to be grateful every day, but as we run around in the hamster ball of life, it can often be challenging. Luckily, we have this time of year to remind us to reflect with gratitude. Don’t forget to add your library to your thankful list. Here are some books, selected by Orange County Library System staff, to get you in the mood for this special time of year. All available at your library – free of charge.

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Mayflower Lives: Pilgrims in a new early American experience”
by Martyn J. Whittock 

The history of Thanksgiving in the United States begins with the arrival of the Mayflower in Cape Cod. With the upcoming 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage, historian Martyn Whittock explores the lives of figures we already know as well as once that will be new to most. This is a great pick for readers looking for an introduction to Pilgrims. 
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The art of the host: Recipes and rules for flawless entertaining 
by Alex Hitz 

The holidays mean family and friend gatherings which can be stressful for those hosting. Alex Hitz, award-winning chef, event designer, and host presents a collection of curated recipes and tips for every occasion including a Thanksgiving. With over a 100 comfort food recipes and hosting advice you’ll be sure to impress your guests at your next gathering. 
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Thanku: Poems of Gratitude
Edited by Miranda Paul 

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and be appreciative of our blessings. Thanku is an anthology of poems centered around giving thanks featuring a diverse range of writers including well-known children authors. Although this is geared towards children, adults will also find this lovely collection of poems appealing.
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A Deadly Feast
By Lucy Burdette

Haley Snow, restaurant critic turned amateur investigator, has a lot on her plate this Thanksgiving. Not only is she organizing her wedding, but she’s hosting a family Thanksgiving gathering. Can she squeeze in a mystery when a friend’s livelihood is threatened by a murder?  
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The Little Book of Hygge:  Danish Secrets to Happy Living
By Meik Wiking

Imagine for a moment that all is right in your world. Hygge can’t fix all your problems, but it may help you achieve an atmosphere of completeness within your four walls. This isn’t a method for clutter control. Done well, hygge will give you a space to nurture your soul and the souls of those you treasure most. 
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Her Naughty Holiday
By Tiffany Reisz

In anticipation of a food-filled, joy-sucking, family Thanksgiving, successful entrepreneur Clover Greene hires a diversion. Clover needs someone to draw her family’s attention away from her single, childless condition and Erick Fields is definitely a distraction. Erick doesn’t need the job – he has an ulterior motive when he agrees to be Clover’s fake boyfriend for the week. Their steamy holiday drama is the cure for any turkey-day slump.
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