Erin McHugh, author of One Good Deed: 365 Days of Trying to Be Just a Little Bit Better (Abrams, $21.95) had spent the better part of her life doing community work before life began to get in the way. When she learns that a relative is going to be canonized, she sets out to recapture a sense of charity. Beginning on her birthday she’ll do one good deed every day for an entire year. “Engaging, funny, wise, and winning.”—Susan Orleans, author of The Orchid Thief. McHugh is a former publishing executive and the author of more than twenty books of trivia, history, children’s stories, and more.