A Christmas Memory: One Christmas ; The Thanksgiving Visitor

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Modern Library, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 107 pages
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Inspired by the author's memories of his boyhood in rural Alabama, a trio of holiday stories--"A Christmas Memory," "The Thanksgiving Visitor," and "One Christmas--describes a boy's relationship with his elderly cousin and alcoholic father and the indelible holiday memories they provided him, in a new gift edition of the holiday classic. Reissue. 35,000 first printing.
 

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

5***** and a ❤ This autobiographical novella is a wonderful, touching story of family love. Capote is at the peak of his writing ability here. Our hearts embrace Buddy and Sookie. The date listed is ... Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

Wonderful collection of Capote's remembrances (I'm assuming much of it was autobiographical, or certainly in the memoir mode) of growing up with his elderly cousin and an assortment of aunts and ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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