1. Jeremy G., events coordinator at Powell’s Books, recommends one title that will please just about anybody on your list this year.

    “Telegraph Avenue is a sonorous, sweeping portrait of a contemporary American neighborhood, with a compelling and imaginative plot, richly-conceived characters, and gorgeous, elegant prose. This resonant new novel may well be his finest yet!”

    Find Telegraph Avenue and other Holiday Staff Picks here: http://powells.us/TFuemW