Building Stories By Chris Ware (Pantheon, $50)
A graphic novel that interweaves stories and styles through 14 unique books.
Just Right for Christmas By Birdie Black Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
(Nosy Crow, $15.99)
A lovely lesson for children about generosity during the holiday season.
Ploughshares $30 for three issues
The journal, based at Emerson College, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Its current issue features new work from Charles Baxter and Dani Shapiro.