Still looking for Christmas presents? There’s plenty of time left to check out your nearest local bookseller.
MEMOIRS / BIOGRAPHIES
Here’s a book that’ll be passed around this holiday season: “Hazard” by Margaret Combs. It’s the story of family growing up in the 1950s through the 1970s, trying to make a better life for an autistic child. Perfect for Baby Boomers. Even more perfect if your giftee is a sibling. Or wrap it up with “The Glass Eye” by Jeannie Vanasco, a memoir of grief, unsettled questions, mental health and memories that can haunt.
If there’s someone on your list who loves true-life tales, look for “Granite Mountain” by Brendan McDonough (with Stephan Talty). It’s the story of one man’s inner battle to leave his addiction behind, his new life and his “brothers,” the brave men who died in an Arizona firestorm.
For the wandering soul on your list this year, “The Drive”