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He seemed to have everything — a car with a rumble seat, not to mention an old,
pink pretty little house in the French Quarter with iron-lace balconies and a secret
patio garden colored with flowers and cooled by a fountain shaped like a ...
The two floors above were trimmed with lacy balconies whose dark green iron
intricacies were delicately entwined with bougainvillea and rippling vines of
scarlet spider orchids — a plant that resembles lizards flicking their red tongues.
Several things occurred that kept me awake the whole night. First, the footfalls,
the noise of my father running up and down the stairs, breathing heavily. I had to
see what he was up to. So I hid on the balcony among the bougainvillea.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - shsunon - LibraryThing
Truman Capote spends a sad and unusual Christmas with his father whom he rarely sees. This novel contains autobiographical elements ---Bring tissue for tears. Read full review
ONE CHRISTMASUser Review - Kirkus
With just 21 pages of large-print text, this autobiographical snippet (which originally appeared in Ladles' Home Journal) is even briefer than A Christmas Memory or The Thanksgiving Visitor; more ... Read full review