Tag Archives: Christmas

The Christmas Orphans

Perhaps some of my readers have seen the movie All Mine to Give.  It was based on a book entitled The Day They Gave Babies Away by Dale Eunson.  This is a true story about six young children in Wisconsin who … Continue reading

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He Shook When He Laughed

Many thanks to Emma (http://wordsandpeace.com/) for her recommendation of Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris!  I really get a kick out of the way Sedaris has of taking the absurd to new levels of hilarity.  This book contains a collection … Continue reading

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Gloomy Gus

Here’s another children’s Christmas story. The title is The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski. This touching story is about a wood carving widower who is asked to prepare a new Nativity set for a widow and her young … Continue reading

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For Kids of All Ages

When I discovered a Christmas book authored by Pearl S. Buck, I knew I had to read it. I love Buck’s work and was not disappointed by Christmas Day in the Morning.  This is a children’s book, but the touching … Continue reading

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Hollywood!

The Bishop’s Wife by Robert Nathan surprised me in more ways than one!  I love this popular Christmas movie and decided to read the book with expectations that it would be even better than the movie.  After reading the book … Continue reading

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Tinsel and Trees

Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp with Wanda Urbanska is a heartwarming true story written by a man who raises Christmas trees in Vermont. Every year Billy Romp, his wife, and three children haul their trees to Jane Street in … Continue reading

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Dave Barry Makes Me Laugh

Leave it to Dave Barry to find the funny in Christmas! The title of his 2006 Christmas book is The Shepherd, the Angel,and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog.  In this story, Barry shares Christmas memories from his youth in the … Continue reading

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Christmas Wonder

Giovanni’s Light by Phyllis Theroux is a Christmas novel with the sentiment of It’s a Wonderful Life.  This fictional story takes place in a small, picture perfect town called Ryland Falls and centers on one unusual Christmas there.  The book … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift!

I found Christmas Gift! by Ferrol Sams earlier this year at the annual library book sale. For years, I’ve been collecting Christmas books, and this one is welcome addition to my collection. Mr. Sams wrote this book about his memories … Continue reading

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Ever Truman

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, by Truman Capote came into my hands while on a quest for Thanksgiving stories.  Capote wrote a short story entitled “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and it’s contained in this collection.  Included in the book are … Continue reading

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