A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

One Christmas ; & The Thanksgiving Visitor

Book - 1996
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Available for the first time in a single volume are the three holiday stories that Truman Capote regarded as among his greatest works of short fiction. Two of these childhood memoirs - "A Christmas Memory" and "The Thanksgiving Visitor"--Center on the author's early years with a family of distant relatives in rural Alabama. Both pay loving tribute to an eccentric old-maid cousin, Miss Sook Faulk, who became his best friend. In "A Christmas Memory," Miss Sook, Buddy (the narrator), and their dog, Queenie, celebrate the yuletide in a hilariously tipsy state. In the poignant reminiscence "One Christmas," six-year-old Buddy journeys to New Orleans for a reunion with his estranged father that shatters many illusions. And in "The Thanksgiving Visitor," Miss Sook invites the school bully, Odd Henderson - called by Buddy "the meanest human creature in my experience" - to Thanksgiving dinner.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 1996.
ISBN: 9780679602378
0679602372
Call Number: CAPOTE
Characteristics: vii, 107 p. ; 19 cm
Subjects: Southern writing.
Southern States -- Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction, American.
Thanksgiving Day -- Fiction.
Christmas stories, American.
Boys -- Fiction.

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AL_PAMELAM Oct 21, 2016

Having never read this classic author before, I found myself enthralled by how effortlessly I was taken to rural Alabama. Beautifully written. Bittersweet. Lovely.

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