You'll find these books and more in this month's Reader from Milwaukee Public Library.
Home Cooking With Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. With 100 recipes and 100 color photographs, three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges brings his quick, seasonal family favorites to you for the holidays.
11/22/63 by Stephen King. In the back room of a diner, high school teacher Jake Epping discovers a portal to 1958 and goes on a mission to try to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He has to re-acclimate to 1960's culture with sock hops and Elvis - and befriend a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald.
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales (2011). What began in 1979 as a small station in Connecticut broadcasting local sports, became the most successful network in television history. ESPN is synonymous with all sports, spawning eight channels in the U.S. and the world, and changing how television broadcasts sports. This comprehensive history of the network details both the triumphs and the mistakes.
The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo. Gaby's four children have drifted apart. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death three years ago. But when Gaby announces that she's getting married - and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day - she may finally be able to bring her family home for the holidays.
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