A Christmas Memory: One Christmas ;& The Thanksgiving Visitor

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Modern Library, 1996 - Fiction - 107 pages
A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" (Vanity Fair)!

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany's) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and old.

Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals.

A Christmas Memory has been described as "[a] gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review), and this warm and delicately illustrated edition is one you'll want to add to any Christmas or Capote collection.
 

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A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor is full of southern charm and nostalgia. Capote settles a seven year-old Buddy and his elderly cousin and best friend, Miss Sook, in rural ... Read full review

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A wonderful collection of three classic stories which glow with Truman Capote's obvious love and fondness for his cousin Sook. A Christmas Memory will make even the most ardent fruitcake hater long ... Read full review

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TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.

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