These are the best book releases of the week

The Adults
Caroline Hulse (fiction, Random House)
A divorced couple, both in new relationships of their own, decide to spend Christmas together at a holiday village in a bid to make their daughter happy. It will come as no surprise that things don’t go well. Sharply hilarious and perfect for this time of year.

The Buffalo New York Cookbook
Arthur Bovino (cookbook, Countryman Press)
If you’ve got a Buffalo native on your holiday gift list, look no further than this Buffalo cookbook, featuring recipes for Buffalo Chicken Parm, Stuffed Banana Peppers, Buffalo Wing Pierogi and more.

Boys: What It Means to Become a Man
Rachel Giese (nonfiction, Seal Press)
An exploration of toxic masculinity and what it means to boys growing up, Giese — a mother of a son herself — examines the challenges facing boys today.

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Book to Table Classic
(cookbook, Puffin Plated)
What’s better than the Dickens Christmas classic than . . . the Dickens Christmas classic interspersed with recipes from celebrity chefs such as Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten and Martha Stewart?

Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life
Dave Asprey (self-help, Harper Wave)
Asprey, founder of the Bulletproof Executive blog and creator of Bulletproof Coffee, asked everyone the same question: “What are your top three recommendations for people who want to perform better at being human?” The result: a book of hacks and how-to’s from some of the world’s highest performers in all industries.

Penelope Lemon: Game On
Inman Majors (fiction, LSU Press)
Penelope Lemon is a 40-year-old newly divorced mom who’s waiting tables and living in her mom’s house until she can afford a place of her own. Penelope’s adventures in online Christian dating and parenting are hilarious.

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