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Best Holiday NYRB?

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1Marensr
Nov 28, 2010, 9:03pm

Any good NYRB volumes you feel would make a good holiday read?

The ones that pop out for me are:

Rock Crystal

and the children's volumes

The Box of Delights and The Little Bookroom

Any other Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice -y tales that occur to anyone?

2nyrb
Modifié : Nov 29, 2010, 5:48pm

Ha Marensr—I saw the header and was about to suggest Rock Crystal and The Box of Delights—but then saw that you stole my thunder!

While not a holiday book, Rebecca West's The Fountain Overflows has several beautiful early 20th-century (or are they late 19th-century?) British Christmas scenes.

Here's one of them http://bit.ly/fFBe5d

3Marensr
Déc 8, 2010, 4:56pm

Sorry to steal your thunder.

I was thinking The Pilgrim Hawk has a lot of that dysfunctional holiday vibe and there is a strange little Christmas story in Paris Stories.

I could use a reread of The Fountain Overflows.

4urania1
Jan 6, 2011, 10:48pm

I adore The Fountain Overflows. It is one of my favorite books.

5RickHarsch
Fév 16, 2011, 4:27am

Simenon is my guess--an NYRB classic on vacation? Maybe two or three Simenons.

6kswolff
Mai 31, 2011, 9:49am

For Halloween or the birthday of someone with a morbid bent: Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham

For Valentine's: The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy ... perhaps with Season 1 of Mad Men and a pair of martini glasses.

7Marensr
Modifié : Juin 13, 2011, 2:26pm

Ooh and for Halloween Don't Look Now and Du Maurier's other spooky stories. Actually, I like a good spooky summer read as well.

For the beach I feel like The Long Ships is going to be good and of course The Summer Book