Christmas Stories: Everyman's Pocket Classics
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The perfect stocking stuffer, Christmas Stories: Everyman’s Pocket Classics is an engaging treasury of holiday short fiction by great writers of the past two centuries. Each entertaining story exudes Christmas spirit in all its forms. An early Dickens tale features goblins frolicking in a graveyard. Elizabeth Bowen’s Green Holly features a love-struck ghost who wreaks havoc at a country estate. Though Chekhov’s Vanka and Willa Cather’s The Burglar’s Christmas haunt us with the plight of the less fortunate, comic relief saves the day in Damon Runyon’s Dancing Dan’s Christmas and John Cheever’s Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor. Additional stories include Vladimir Nabokov’s intensely moving Christmas, Truman Capote’s hilarious but heartbreaking A Christmas Memory, Grace Paley’s The Loudest Voice starring a Jewish girl in a Christmas pageant and Richard Ford’s “Crèche” about a dysfunctional family ski holiday. Hardcover, 395 pages. 7.4" x 4.65".
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