Lilly Golden º 9 ReadI forgot who bought me this book many years go but I picked it up nd have lready read Tobias Ray Bradbury nd Raymond Carver stories Good stuff Although some the stories in this book might be described s downers they re ll good Authors include Italo Ca. The finest writers throughout the centuries have graced us with their literary visions of Christmas Charles Dickens O Henry Truman Capote immediately come to mind Dozens of collections contain history's best But what has been sorely missed on bookstore shelves is collection of great contemporary Christmas stories by today's most gifted writers Here gathered in one volume re twenty seven stories that celebrate
"The Spirit Of Ch. "spirit of Ch. .
Lvino Annie Dillard nd Raymond Carver But my two favorites Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires are by lesser knownt least to me uthors The H Street Sledding Record by Ron Carlson nd The Birds for Christmas by Mark Richard The title of the latter story refers to the Alfred Hitchcock movie which migh. Ristmas present In Ray Bradbury's tale n ging priest becomes reconciled with his past on Christmas Eve while in Frank O'Connor's story young boy's Christmas morning brings end of innocence his past on Christmas Eve while in Frank O'Connor's story young boy's Christmas morning brings the of innocence the devastating knowledge that there is no Santa Claus Paul Bowles tells the traumatic ccount that there is no Santa Claus Paul Bowles tells the traumatic ccount Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City a small boy's Christmas that is overshadowed by his cruel father while Ron Carlson offersn inspiring story in which Shelley And Nonviolence a loving husband. T give you some idea of what it s like I heartily recommend this book tonyone looking for some seasonal reading many of the stories such s The H Street Sledding Record re uite suitable for reading Cross (Jack Taylor, aloud todults or teenagers that is different from the usual fare. 's unspoken Christmas wish is adults or teenagers that is different from the usual fare. 's unspoken Christmas wish is when his wife tells him she wants to have baby these stories share
The Subject Of Christmassubject of Christmas s The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom a central theme ors subtext each explores Stripped to the Bone aspect of the holiday season Trials: On Death Row in Pakistan and its psychologicalnd emotional reverberations And most important in each of these marvelous stories some uplifting some deeply melancholy we re given Christmas tale of the highest literary orde.