Ries were depressing I enjoyed these thoughBless Me Father for I Have Sinned by Ray BradburyAuggie Wren s Christmas Story by Paul AusterChristmas for Sassafrass Cypress Indigo by Ntozake ShangeChristmas by Harper LeeWhere You ll Find Me by Ann BeattieThe Night f the Magi by Leo RostenThe H Street Sledding Record by Ron CarlsonMy Current ThoughtsI no longer Oddly Normal own this book so I can t go back and re read these stories After 20 years I have absolutely no recollectionf any f them Although some f the stories in this book might be described as downers they re all good Authors include Italo Calvino Annie Dillard and Raymond Carve. Ristmas present In Ray Bradbury's tale an aging priest becomes reconciled with his past McNally's Risk on Christmas Eve while in Frank O'Connor's story a young boy's Christmas morning brings the endf innocence in the devastating knowledge that there is no Santa Claus Paul Bowles tells the traumatic account Slaves of New York of a small boy's Christmas that isvershadowed by his cruel father while Ron Carlson ffers an inspiring story in which a loving husband.
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R But my two favorites are by lesser known at least to me authors The H Street Sledding Record by Ron Carlson and The Birds for Christmas by Mark Richard The title Johannes Itten: Das Frühwerk 1907-1919 of the latter story refers to the Alfred Hitchcock movie which might give you some ideaf what it s like I heartily recommend this book to anyone looking for some seasonal reading many From Rodin to Plensa: Modern Sculpture at the Meadows Museum of the stories such as The H Street Sledding Record are uite suitable for reading aloud to adultsr teenagers that is different from the usual fare I revisit this wonderfully diverse collection Goin' the Extra Mile (a Mary Jo Melendez mystery Book 3) of Christmas stories each and every year it delights me every single time Merry Christma. 's unspoken Christmas wish is granted when his wife tells him she wants to have a baby Though these stories share the subjectf Christmas whether as a central theme Dangerous Beauty or as subtext each explores a uniue aspectf the holiday season and its psychological and emotional reverberations And most important in each f these marvelous stories some uplifting some deeply melancholy we are given a Christmas tale f the highest literary rde.
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I forgot who bought me this book many years ago but I picked it up and have already read Tobias Woolf Ray Bradbury and Raymond Carver stories Good stuff Decent collection f Christmas winter stories although it was missing a few modern favorites such as Capote s A Christmas Memory which is so darn good I skimmed through some but really loved unsurprisingly Annie Dillard s folky legend holiday feast Ray Bradbury s surprise sci fi twist and Raymond Carver s unsettling characters he wrote ne f my favorite short stories A Small Good Thing and this reminded me to read Flatfoot Fox and the Case of the Bashful Beaver of him My Original Notes 1997So so So manyf the short sto. The finest writers throughout the centuries have graced us with their literary visions f Christmas Charles Dickens O Henry Truman Capote immediately come to mind Dozens f collections contain history's best But what has been sorely missed Warriors Of The Steppe: Military History Of Central Asia, 500 B.C. To 1700 A.D. on bookstore shelves is a collectionf great contemporary Christmas stories by today's most gifted writers Here gathered in ne volume are twenty seven stories that celebrate the spirit f Ch.