Jeff Mannix

A Christmas gift: Six book picks for readers

Let’s take the 12 days of Christmas thing, and let’s suppose that you can read a 200-something-page novel in two days.

Here are six golden eggs from the Geese-A-Laying day, my gift to get through the 12 days of commercial merriment, more than enough to keep your mind occupied with things other than how much all the tidings...

Jeff Mannix is a freelance journalist and the author of a number of published books. Reach him at

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