Thank you for these fantastic Holiday book recommendations and welcome to Athena Books at 228 Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. They will be opening this Friday, December 10th, 9am to 7pm.

Books can also be purchased online at www.bookshop.org/shop/AthenaBooksOG. Please follow them on Instagram @AthenaBooksOG where they share information about the store and upcoming events as well as book and gift recommendations.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her seven marriages as well as reveal the (unexpected) love of her life. A bit of mystery interwoven with a beautiful story of the many types of love we experience throughout a lifetime and what they mean to us.

Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of several awards offers a collection of incredible desserts that will make your mouth water. Recipes are both easy and accessible, made with everyday ingredients, suitable for both the beginner and the more advanced chef.

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Evoking the emotions of the late twenties/ early thirties, Sally Rooney tells the titillating story of four friends as they navigate their relationships and their lives. Nobody does a better job of getting you to feel the full range of emotions of her characters than Sally Rooney.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angelie Boulley
For the young adult, Angeline’s Boulley’s debut novel is a gripping thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community and overcome several obstacles along the way. Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.

Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang
The story of Qian Julie Wang and her family as they immigrate from China to the US in the 1990’s. A true story about perseverance, determination and grit, told with honesty and openness. We can’t wait for her next book and the next part of her story.

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci
Award-winning actor Stanley Tucci offers an intimate memoir of life in and out of the kitchen. A reflection on the intersection of food and life, filled with anecdotes about growing up, filming hit movies, falling in love, and creating meals for his family.

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman, Illustrated by Loren Long
In this gorgeous picture book debut by inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey over the course of which they learn that they have the power to make changes in the world, in their communities, and in themselves.

Wonderland by Annie Leibowitz
The recently-released and highly anticipated anthology includes 350 extraordinary images by Annie Leibowitz in which she recounts her encounters with fashion over five decades, featuring images of Serena Williams, Cate Blanchett, and Lady Gaga among others. A perfect coffee table book to give as a gift and peruse during the holidays.

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide by Cecily Wong
Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura takes you through various parts of the world and highlights the food they’re best known for and the incredible ingredients they use. A great guide for the traveler who appreciates culinary delights or anyone who wants to learn more about different foods and cultures.

The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds
Gareth Hinds retells the ancient classic in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. This graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer’s epic that is at once entertaining, intellectual, and easy to understand.

How the Word Is Passed by Clint Smith by Taylor Jenkins Reid
A beautifully written account of the author’s tour of the monuments and landmarks of slavery that offer a compelling story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history and ourselves.

The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling
From J.K. Rowling, a warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds. Perfect for younger readers (as well as adults!) and fans of J.K. Rowling.