December can be daunting - holidays, family gatherings, cooking and decorating are exhilarating but they can also result in exhaustion and sensory overload. Add on the psychological impact of early sunsets and you have a perfect storm for stress. How to decompress? Escape into a good book, the ideal way to reboot your psyche and re-center your soul. What to read? Why not check out some of the new releases to hit the shelves of the Scarsdale Public Library. Click on the book jackets below to be taken to links in our catalog. Let the journey begin!
“The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast.” Dylan Thomas, Quite Early One Morning: Stories
“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a big sing in the dark of December.” Oliver Herford
“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” John Steinbeck