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Fall '21 Reading List

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Written By
Parachute Team
Photographs By
Jessica Schramm for Parachute
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Does anything sound more enticing than curling up with a good book on a crisp fall day? Make yourself a hot toddy, put on your Waffle Booties and wrap yourself up in our Oversized Rib Knit Throw as you dive into our fall reading list. This year's list is all about holding your loved ones close as we approach the holiday season. Each story will leave you eager to hug, gather around the holiday table and share gifts. Get excited to turn the page alongside the turning leaves with our top book picks this fall. 

'In Love & Pajamas,' by Catana Chetwynd

A collection of delightful comics, In Love & Pajamas will leave you feeling all sorts of cozy. All the comics, which are a mix of old standbys and new offerings, center around relationships. A Cloud Cotton Robe and this book are sure to leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling.

'The Guncle,' by Steven Rowley

The Guncle will make you laugh and cry! An aging sitcom star – Gay Uncle Patrick – becomes the guardian to his niece and nephew after a tragic turn of events. While the kids are grieving, "GUP's" vibrant and silly personality turns out to be just what everybody needs. This is a heartwarming family story you won't want to put down.

'The People We Keep,' by Allison Larkin

April decides to pack her stuff and leave her small town after a fight with her dad. She finds herself in Ithaca and decides to look for work. She immediately finds a sense of belonging at the local coffee shop, Cafe Decadence, where she falls in love with her new friends and sense of community. In this story, April details the people she meets through song as she builds a new life for herself. We promise you'll be rooting for April the whole way through.

'Beautiful Country,' by Qian Julie Wang

Beautiful Country, is a poignant memoir from Qian Julie Wang – a Yale graduate and managing partner of Gottlieb & Wang LLP, a firm dedicated to advocating for education and civil rights. Wang details her families immigration to the United States and their determination to survive as illegals in New York City. From learning the language through library books after being shunned for her limited English to remaining steadfast as her family battles illness and terrible working conditions, Wang continuously demonstrates her strength and courage. You will be mesmerized by Wang's charm as well as the difficulties she overcame leaving you feeling grateful this season.