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And that was what Sook said when she received the frightening news from New
Orleans : My father wanted me to travel there to spend Christmas with him. I cried.
I didn't want to go. I'd never left this small, isolated Alabama town surrounded ...
What would my nice- looking young father want with an old woman like that! And
why didn't all those people downstairs go home so Santa Claus could come ? I
lay awake for hours listening to them leave, and when my father said good-bye
He patted my head, and coughed and said : "Well, I thought I'd wait and let you
pick out something you wanted. ... There had been some argument about
shipping the plane to Alabama, but I was adamant — I insisted it should go with
me on ...
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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