Holiday Books Picks from Maureen Corrigan

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Fresh Air's resident book critic surveys the shelves and offers a few recommendations for what the bibliomanes in your life might like to find inside the gift wrap. On her list are two examinations of the creative life, plus four titles from the 2X2 Series, a Feminist Press project pairing literature by men and women:

  • Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters, by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley
  • The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World (25th anniversary edition), by Lewis Hyde
  • Here and Somewhere Else, by Grace Paley and Robert Nichols
  • The Power of Weakness, by Ding Ling and Lu Hsun
  • To Stir the Heart, by Bessie Head Ngugi Wa Thiong'O
  • The Riddle of Life and Death, by Tillie Olsen and Leo Tolstoy

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