Want to snuggle in and turn some pages this holiday season? We’ve got you covered with these easy and accessible book selections from Preston Hollow authors.

THE ELEPHANT OF BELFAST

Do you ever wonder what award-winning authors read and recommend? Ben Fountain, Preston Hollow’s author of acclaimed novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has shared his enthusiasm for S. Kirk Walsh’s 2021 debut novel stating that it knocked him flat and picked him up several times, leaving him feeling changed and experienced by the end.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS: A SCREENPLAY

This is a perfect gift for any movie buff or Owen Wilson fan. This book puts the entire screenplay in your hands. The movie’s witty and sharp dialogue is captured within, and it’s sprinkled with movie scene snapshots and scenes that didn’t make the final cut.

THE MOMENT OF LIFT: HOW EMPOWERING WOMEN CHANGES THE WORLD

Melinda Gates’ 2019 book has been described as a poignant lesson in listening. It’s a memoir and call to action. She is compassionate and real while introducing readers to exceptional women and illustrating the importance and  power of connecting with one and other. Lift others and lift yourself with this read.

PRESTON HOLLOW: A BRIEF HISTORY

Jack Walker Drake, a budding young author and historian, recently wrote this book, which is full of architectural history. It outlines how the neighborhood has evolved over the years and includes photos and stories that he acquired in his neighborhood research.

BONUS: JENNA BUSH HAGER’S FAVES

TODAY show host and Preston Hollow homegirl Jenna Bush Hager’s last few book club picks could make perfect gifts for your loved ones. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles is a cross-country adventure told from multiple points of view, layering dynamic, unforgettable characters with suspense, humor and philosophy. Qian Julie Wang’s memoir Beautiful Country tells a revealing story of what it is like to grow up poor and undocumented in America, and how she rose above the challenges to define her own American dream.


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