A Little Fruitcake: A Childhood in Holidays

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Da Capo Press, Oct 30, 2007 - Humor - 182 pages
Ah, the sweet memories of Christmas. Gifts under the tree. Cookies for Santa. And, of course, the annual fruitcake.

For young David Valdes Greenwood, the indomitable “little fruitcake” at the center of these tales, nothing is sweeter than the promise of the holidays. A modern-day Tiny Tim, he holds fast to his ideal of what Christmas should be, despite the huge odds against him: Sub-zero Maine winters. A host of eccentric relatives. And his constant foil: a frugal, God-fearing Grammy who seems determined to bring an end to all his fun. A book that's “fa-la-la-licious” (Louisville Courier Journal) and filled with funny, charming Yuletide memories (from building a LegoŽ manger to hunting for the perfect Christmas tree), A Little Fruitcake will inspire even the biggest Grinches around.

 

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Contents

Bad to Santa
19
Geronimo Custer Nixon and
31
Jealous of Baby Jesus
45
The War of the Fudges
61
The Shoestring Santa Blues
101
A Hard Candy Christmas
131
Country of the Wicked Pointy Firs
143
Another Christmas Carol
159
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David Valdes Greenwood teaches at Tufts University and lives outside of Boston.

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