If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
Drive By Truckers, “Tornados”
Avishai Cohen, “Variations in G Minor”
Blockhead, “The Prettiest Sea Slug”
The Foreign Exchange, “Nic’s Groove”
Medeski Martin and Wood, “Smoke”
J.S. Bach “Suite for Solo Cello No. 2 In D” performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Dickon Hinchliffe “Hardscrabble Legacy”
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