Christmas Stories From Georgia

Christmas Stories From Georgia

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Penned by distinguished and emerging writers, the works in Christmas Stories from Georgia span over two centuries of the state's storytelling. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the seaport Savannah, the landscapes, characters, and holiday traditions described by these writers are uniquely Georgian.

Waiting to be unwrapped are scenes of Georgia Christmases past and present. Lillian Smith practices "peace on earth and good will to all" in her memoir of a Depression-era Christmas dinner shared with men from a local chain gang. Toni Cade Bambara's "Christmas Eve at Johnson's Drugs N Goods" seeks the true spirit of the season in the most commercial of settings, while Erskine Caldwell casts a darker shadow across the season of lights in "We Are Looking at You, Agnes."

Christmas magic works its spell in a number of tales. Jack Slay, Jr., wakes the dead with a discordant holiday marching band in "The Education of Edie Mac." Karen Schwind's "Healing the Sick" revives the living with a powerful laying on of hands. Santa Claus navigates a dry landing in Jason Taylor's "Yule Tides and Water Buffalos" but faces youthful doubters in an excerpt from Ferrol Sams's Christmas Gift!

The Civil War provides the backdrop for holiday tomfoolery in Joel Chandler Harris's "A Conscript's Christmas." Scarlett O'Hara, icon of Southern womanhood, welcomes Ashley Wilkes home on a holiday furlough in an excerpt from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.

Lewis Grizzard's "Little Things Mean a Lot to Little Ones" demonstrates renowned Georgia wit and wisdom. Additional pieces by Raymond Atkins, Laura Dabundo, Janice Daugharty, Jim Hendricks, Kenneth Robbins, and Philip Lee Williams complete this holiday collection.

Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781578067954
1578067952
Call Number: CHRISTMAS
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Southern writing.
Georgia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Christmas stories, American.
American fiction -- Georgia.
Christmas -- Georgia -- Fiction.
Short stories, American -- Georgia.
Additional Contributors: Robbins, Kenn
Robbins, Dorothy Dodge

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