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As a season for family, feasting, gifts, and giving, Christmastime brings with it a host of traditions, beliefs, and stories. With an impressive ensemble of award-winning writers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, critically acclaimed Olympia Vernon, and Guggenheim Fellow Elizabeth Spencer, the 11 stories in this anthology offer a range of poignant ruminations on the Christmas season. From the touching account of a handyman's enduring gift to a wealthy child to a father's reconciliation with his estranged, troubled daughter and a lonely judge's attempt to open his heart to his neighbors, this collection is a celebration of family, love, and understanding. With maturity and depth, the stories in this anthology evoke strong emotions in a way only the finest literature can. Accompanied by striking watercolor illustrations, these Southern Christmas tales will be sure to captivate generations to come.
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Christmas is not simply a season of mistletoe and gift giving. It is a season of traditions, sacrifice, family, patience, endurance, and faith. The stories in this anthology embrace the rich and varied aspects of the Christmas season, upholding family, forgiveness, and love as virtues of redemption.
Ranging from an evaluation of death and illness to a celebration of levity and laughter, the pieces engage with an entire range of human emotions endured by weighty and complex characters. A lonesome divorcï¿½e finds strength in an artifact from her childhood in "Queen Elizabeth Running Free" while an elderly couple struggles to find comfort in "The Cold Giraffe." From Elizabeth Spencer's "Carrollton Christmas in Olden Days," recalling warm family memories of a particularly cold holiday, to Mark Richard's "The Birds for Christmas," wherein a bleak and difficult Christmas is endured by two boys in an orphanage, the stories in this anthology exemplify the best that Southern fiction has to offer.
Hope, anguish, joy, love, and redemption emanate from the pages of these outstandingly crafted stories. Sensitive to the nuances of language and with an ear for quality literature, the editors have assembled an extraordinary collection of eleven stories certain to evoke strong and unforgettable emotions in every reader.
Mississippi native Charline McCord is a writer, communications director, longtime arts activist, and winner of the Bellamann Award in Creative Writing. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern Mississippi and has extensive experience in publishing and teaching. McCord lives in Clinton, Mississippi.
An award-winning playwright and freelance editor, Judy Tucker received a Literary Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission and comes from a deeply rooted Southern family. The mother of three, Tucker lives in Jackson, Mississippi. Together, McCord and Tucker have been compiling and editing anthologies for nearly a decade.
Titolo: Christmas Stories from the South's Best ...
Casa editrice: Pelican Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
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Descrizione libro Pelican Publishing Co, United States, 2008. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 180 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. While Christmas stories are traditionally sweet, warm, and fuzzy, not every holiday memory generates a feeling of ease, merriment, and plenty. Penned by the capable hands of twelve of the best writers in the South, the stories in this collection challenge, illuminate, and provoke strong feelings as they examine Christmas from a variety of unexpected angles. From the desperation arising from marital separation in Occasion for Repentance to a widowed judges attempt to open his heart in The Amaryllis, the contributing authors examine human experience in the context of the Christmas season. In a manner exclusive to only the best literature, these stories elucidate emotions shared by all people. The stories affirm the power of family in the face of hardship, as exemplified in Novena, where a daughter welcomes her elderly mother into her home, or Blues Holiday, where a father dresses up as Santa for his aging daughter. Each character in every story is deeply developed, unifying the anthology with a pervading sense of quality authorship. With an impressive ensemble of award-winning writers, including Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, critically acclaimed Olympia Vernon, and Guggenheim Fellow Elizabeth Spencer, Christmas Stories from the Souths Best Writers provides sensitive and deeply felt reflections on the Christmas season from a mature and thoughtful perspective. Codice libro della libreria FLT9781589806009
Descrizione libro Pelican Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 158980600X