A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

eBook - 2014
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Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir, rereleased with a beautiful new packaging. The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package. In celebration of A Christmas Memory's enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck's evocative watercolors and Capote's original text. First published in 1956, this is the story from Capote's childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780553512595
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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BookEMonster
Oct 11, 2017

This has been a favourite for most of my life. Dear Cousin Sook and her fruitcakes, her refusal to sell her Christmas tree, and her friendship and kind companionship to a lonely little boy. I consider this a "must-read" Christmas tradition, along with Dickens, and a viewing of "It's A Wonderful Life."

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muffinpopcorn
Dec 28, 2016

Really liked this story , so heartfelt . Would recommend this one to become an annual Christmas book .

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DigN4Fire
Nov 17, 2015

One of my favorite Christmas time stories. I use it as a reverse Turing test. If you read it and don't cry, then you must be a robot.

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Myliskisan
Sep 17, 2015

"One by one the household emerges, looking as though they'd like to kill us both; but it's Christmas, so they can't"

I love this book.

Shsunon Sep 26, 2013

This novel was probably based on Capote's childhood memories. He was left by his parents in the care of older relatives. One cousin takes an interest in him --they fly kites and make fruitcakes every Christmas. This story is a moving tribute to this cousin.

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jrfarrow
Dec 18, 2013

Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years ago.

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