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.
A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them.
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.
A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" (Vanity Fair)! First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany's) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and old. Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals. A Christmas Memory has been described as "[a] gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review), and this warm and delicately illustrated edition is one you'll want to add to any Christmas or Capote collection.
Three stories describe a boy's relationship with his elderly cousin and alcoholic father and the indelible holiday memories they provided him
Learn, share and celebrate the Christmas story with fantastic memroy-making ideas for the whole family. Includes hundreds of activities, devotions, short stories and cardboard nativity figures.
A Study Guide to Truman Capote's Christmas Memory, excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
The author recounts her many happy Chistmases spent with eight brothers and sisters, including one Christmas when the family hosted a chain gang and their guards
On a lonely Christmas a nephew remembers his beloved great-aunt and realizes the value of her legacy, a message of advice revealing the true spirit of the season.
A Cup of Christmas Tea. The beloved holiday classic, A Cup of Christmas Tea is a simple yet remarkable story. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, a young man reluctantly takes time to share a cup of Christmas tea with his elderly great aunt. This story reminds us that it is still possible to experience a genuine Christmas miracle, the triumph of a soul. A Memory of Christmas Tea is the long-awaited and moving sequel. The many distractions of a busy holiday season are suddenly swept away by the memory of a precious great aunt and her legacy of love. Along with her cherished Christmas china, this frail yet strong woman has left to her great nephew the selfless sense of true giving. Her gentle message lights its way back into his heart, and he is reminded that the simple act of sharing is at the very heart of the Christmas spirit.