Silver bells: a holiday tale

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Bantam Books, 2004 - Fiction - 302 pages
Every year on the first day of December Christopher Byrne traveled from his farm in Nova Scotia to sell his Christmas trees on the streets of Manhattan. It was said that the Cape Breton trees were special, that the northern lights charged the needles with magic. But this year there'd be no cheer for the widower and his 12-year-old daughter, Bridget. For New York City had taken Christy's only son, headstrong 16 year-old Danny, who's run off without a trace save a single postcard bearing a terse, unforgiving message: "i'm doing grand - don't worry about me," Christy wouldn't have come to the city at all if it weren't for the business. . . and to set up his trees on the corner where he last saw his son, in case Danny came back.

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User Review  - susan259 - LibraryThing

This was a tv movie that I really enjoyed, so I went looking for the book. The details are a little different, but the book is still enjoyable and a nice holiday read. Read full review

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Every December, Christy Byrne travels from his Nova Scotia farm to Manhattan to sell his Christmas trees. The year before his sixteen-year-old son, Danny, ran off and disappeared into the streets of ... Read full review


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