Curling up with a good book is one of the joys of winter. Weeping Willow Books has something for every reader on your list. You can buy them all online at the Weeping Willow Books shop.
For Him: "Sharkbait, A Fight Surgeon's Odyssey in Vietnam." Follow 28-year-old Guy Clark, M.D., through 1966 and '67 as he cares for and flies mission with the elite pilots of Cam Ranh Bay. His tour of duty found Clark flying more than 90 bombing missions over Vietnam and Laos in the Phantom F4-C, plunging deep into the Viet Cong-infested jungle with a gaggle of Marines from the Republic of Korea in search of the remains of two lost Phantom pilots, and tending to the medical needs of the hard-charging airmen he flew with. "A thorough memoir of a flight surgeon's adrenaline-filled experiences in the Vietnam War." - Kirkus Reviews. Now in paperback!
For Her: "Unmasked, Women Write about Sex and Intimacy After Fifty." A collection of essays and poems by by mothers, grandmothers, playwrights, professors, teachers, psychotherapists, copywriters, city council women, and one model for a foot fetish website. It's a saucy look at sexuality in a demographic that's often marginalized by today's culture. "Sexuality is and always has been also about bonding, communicating, and pleasure. 'Unmasked' helps to restore a human right.” – Gloria Steinem
For mystery lovers: The Rabbi Daniels mysteries, "The Rabbi Wore Moccasins" and "The Rabbi Wore a Fedora." Rabbi Elijah Daniels lives, works and bicycles on the California Coast. Still reeling from the loss of his wife, he's got a domineering secretary, a high-maintenance congregation, an extensive background in Jewish history, teachings and mysticism – and a knack for solving murders. Written by Arthur Gross Schaefer, a real life rabbi, lawyer, accountant, and professor of business law and marketing at Loyola Marymount University.
For travelogue fans: "O Tomodachi" and "Yuko." Both of them are a look at post-World War II life in Japan and Europe as seen through the eyes of an American teacher. Both give readers a wonderful sense of what it was like for a young American to go off to foreign lands still rebuilding after war. Both are memoirs from Dick Jorgensen, who served as an English professor at the University of Hiroshima in Japan and then as a program officer at the Asia Foundation in San Francisco.