The Silent Stars Go by: A True Christmas Story

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ISIS Large Print Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
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In this touching true story, award-winning writer Philip Lee Williams tells how life changed for him in 1959 when he spent his last Christmas in the country. It is a powerful memoir of southern Christmas traditions and one boy's dreams. Williams brings back Christmases of the 1950's with insight, affection and a keen eye for the world around him.

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User Review  - Crystal Demsky - Goodreads

If you grew up in the south, particularly in Georgia, you will enjoy this memoir of a late 1950s Christmas. The imagery reminded me so much of my beloved home state. I particularly enjoyed his vivid descriptions of his longing for the perfect Christmas gift that year. Read full review

About the author (1998)

Philip Lee Williams is the much-honored

author of sixteen published books, including three non-fiction works and two volumes of poetry. He won the 2004 Michael Shaara Prize for A Distant Flame, and in addition to a Governor's Award in the Humanities, is a member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. In 2011, his The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram won the Books & Culture Book of the Year Award. He lives with his family in Oconee County, Georgia.

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