This is a great read for Christmas!! The cover page states: "Before he was Father Christmas...He was simply a father.... A novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart....this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long-overdue Christ-centered mission."

A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia, Vasily Grossman fashions an immense…

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane (I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. Solid historical fiction set during a fascinating period not often addressed up close. Glad I finally read it!) (2013)

Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz spins the epic tale of a family living in Cairo after World War I. Mahfouz went on to become the first Arabic writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Much like Anna Karenina, Mahfouz manages to weave in a cast of characters to bring to life the declining world of a prosperous Egyptian family. It will take your breath away.

“Exodus Retold” is an epic tale about the unification of Ancient Egypt and the beginning of its Golden Empire. It also uncovers for the f...

Raising a Soul Surfer – One’s Family’s epic tale – Cheri Hamilton, -Awesome! Just finished it today, on Mother's Day! : )

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