Comfort & Joy: Nine Stories for Christmas

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Kirk Neely's ode to the redemptive power of Christma harkens back to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi." Along the way, he introduces us to Sara Williams, a young woman who carries the family legacy of sweetgrass basket making but whose life has gone off track into drugs and prostitution. In the story "Joe's Tree," we follow a Christmas tree on a miraculous journey from a child's grave to a frat house to a children's shelter. And, together with Mary Alice McCall we learn how slaves once used handmade quilts as a beacon of ...

Comfort & Joy: Nine Stories for Christmas 2006, Hub City Press

ISBN-13: 9781891885495

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