Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Past

Spirit of Steamboat by Craig Johnson of Longmire fame, is a newly released holiday book.  Being unfamiliar with Johnson, this is my first experience of his work.  Sadly, I cannot say I enjoyed this book. This is a fictional story … Continue reading

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Angel Nudges

Angels at the Table is a new book by Debbie Macomber. This is the first time I’ve read her work.  According to the book jacket, Ms. Macomber is a prolific writer whose work has held the #1 spot on the … Continue reading

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Oh Paris!

Christmas Holiday by W. Somerset Maugham is not a peaceful Christmas story.  What it is is an unsettling, thought-provoking story about a young Englishman who is sent by his father to Paris over his Christmas holiday.  After arriving in Paris, … Continue reading

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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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