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Have you made prearrangements for your family, or do you still have that to do? Leaving these decisions to your children on the worst day of their lives is a terrible emotional burden.

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Historians who also love a little geography in their books will love “Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day” by Carrie Gibson. It’s a sweeping brick-of-abook that encompasses the whole area, the countries that have laid claim to it over the years, and the people who live there now.

Biographies and Memoirs

Surely, there’s an adrenaline junkie on your list who will relish the chance to read “Alone in Antarctica” by Felicity Aston! This memoir from the first woman to ski across the globe’s southern-most continent all by herself is filled with danger, adventure, and everything armchair daredevils want. Pair it up with “A World of Her Own” by Michael Elsohn Ross, which is absolutely filled with adventure through profiles of 24 women explorers from years ago and today. If there’s a storyteller on your gift list this year, then “Shake Terribly the Earth” by Sara Beth Childers might be the best thing you can give. It’s a book filled with tales of the Appalachian Mountains and its people: growing up, knowing your kin, and holding friend-of-a-friend tales up for examination. Stefani Germanotta. If that name means something to someone on your gift list, then you’ll get a lot of smiles when you give “Lady Gaga: Born to Be Free,” an unauthorized biography by Jake Brown. This book takes a good look at the Lady herself, her fans, her career, and yes, there are pictures inside… Wrap it up with

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