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Just the Thing: Books to go with those lottery tickets & gift cards
Our final Just the Thing picks are dedicated to the giftees on your list who believe in gambler’s fallacy and scoff at the idea of Dry January.
From now until Dec 7, we’ve got 20 books that are Just the Thing to round out your gifts.Dying for a Drink: How a Prohibition Preacher Got Away With Murder by Patrick Brode (Biblioasis) Make the chaser on the liquor store gift card for that whisky-sipping friend who can whip up an Old Fashioned faster than you can say nightcap, Patrick Brode’s absorbing tale of Windsor, Ontario’s Prohibition-era past. Serving up the chilling story of Reverend J.O.L. Spracklin who was acquitted after he shot and killed a barkeep in a notorious Windsor roadhouse in 1920, Dying for a Drink is a fascinating exploration of this dry period in Ontario’s history, full of fire-and-brimstone preachers, rum runners, and politicians and lawyers who had their hand in making it. Your giftee will surely enjoy a fat bottle of legal hooch with this rollicking prohibition tale. Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality by Sarah Barmak (Coach House Books) For that friend whose app rotation includes at least one lottery app, gift them the instant-gratification of journalist Sarah Barmak’s Closer, an insightful sex-positive read about redefining female sexuality, pleasure, and rethinking what’s “normal,” using a blend of reportage, interview, and first-person reflection. Hear us out: even if your giftee doesn’t hit it big on those scratch-and-wins, gifting them a copy of Closer ensures they still get lucky. * * * Score yourself a set of our exclusive holiday cards for FREE when you purchase either (or both!) of these books until Dec 20th. Not seeing what you need yet? Check out more #ALUJTT picks until Dec 7th.