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A Christmas Memory

By Truman Capote
  • ISBN Code: : 0553512595
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 182
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-christmas-memory.pdf

Book Excerpt :

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.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: a-christmas-mourning.pdf

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Claire Weatherly has come to respect how the Amish of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, value tradition. But not all traditions are necessarily quaint. When a decades-old mystery threatens the well-being of local police detective Jakob Fisher, she’ll pit herself against a community rooted in the past so that he can get on with his future. When Claire decides to visit the one-room schoolhouse Jakob attended as a young Amish boy, she’s puzzled by his refusal to go along too. As Jakob tells his story, Claire is stunned and saddened by the heartbreaking tale of a childhood mistake that led to the mysterious disappearance of a precious family artifact—and signaled the first break between Jakob and his mother, made all the more painful now that he’s been shunned by the family and community he loves. Knowing there’s only one way to help heal the irreparable wound that continues to haunt Jakob, Claire sets off to follow the trail of the missing heirloom, never suspecting that it will lead her to Jakob’s oldest friend, a long-ago Christmas secret, and an enduring truth about family, love, and the power of forgiveness. Praise for the National Bestselling Amish Mysteries “The best cozy mystery debut I’ve read this year.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben “Delightful . . . Well-portrayed characters and authentic Amish lore make this a memorable read.” —Publishers Weekly “A fascinating cozy that showcases the culture of the people.” —Gumshoe Review “Bradford’s characters are some of the best developed, most interesting ones I’ve come across in a cozy mystery.” —Lesa’s Book Critiques

A Rancher for Christmas

By Diana Palmer
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488058210
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  • Category : Fiction
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It’s a Christmas miracle in Montana a fan-favorite story from New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer, originally published in 1987 as The Humbug Man This Christmas, widow Maggie Jeffries unexpectedly encounters a real-life Scrooge: Montana rancher Tate Hollister. Maggie is determined not to let her brand-new neighbor ruin her young son’s holiday…even if her child adores Tate for some reason she can’t fathom. But there’s more to Tate than his brusque manner. As the holiday season progressed, Maggie discovered that Tate—with his smoldering black eyes and roguish good looks—wasn’t completely immune to the Christmas spirit. In fact, his loving embrace might just be the gift of a lifetime… First published in 1987 as The Humbug Man

Truman Capote

By Tison Pugh
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  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Book Code : 0820347094
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 493
  • Pdf File: truman-capote.pdf

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The author of Queer Chivalry presents a biographical study of the celebrity writer “rich with insight into [his] literary and cinematic achievements” (Publishers Weekly). Truman Capote’s legacy is in many ways defined by his complex relationship with Hollywood. In Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, Tison Pugh explores the author and his literature through a cinematic lens, weaving elements of Capote’s biography—including his flamboyant public persona and his friendships and feuds with notable stars—with critical analysis of the films, screenplays, and adaptations of his works. Capote’s masterful prose made him an iconic twentieth century author, and his screenplays, including Beat the Devil, Indiscretion of an American Wife, and The Innocents, allowed him to collaborate with such Hollywood heavyweights as Humphrey Bogart, John Huston, and David O. Selznick. But the beloved and acclaimed adaptations of his literature, most notably Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, undercut his daring treatment of homosexuality in favor of heterosexual romance. Pugh demonstrates how Capote’s gay southern identity influenced perceptions of his literature and its adaptations. Illuminating Capote’s successes and disappointments in the film industry, Pugh delivers a revealing and nuanced portrait of the author’s literary life.

The Joys of Christmas

By Gisela A. Riedel Nolte
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  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Book Code : 1770699597
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Truman Capote Enfant Terrible

By Robert Emmet Long
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441191127
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 311
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A close look at the genesis of one of America's great modern writers Robert Emmet Long presents a full account of Truman Capote's early life, making use of Capote's unpublished papers. Topics covered include his strange relationship with his beautiful but immature mother (she was sixteen years old when capote was born) as well as his friendships with a series of rich and talented women. Combining biographical insights with literary criticism, Truman Capote, Enfant Terrible presents a grand overview of a complex and fascinating author: one who remained a child in appearance and behavior; a southerner who strayed from the south; a celebrity while living in the most solitary realm of his vast imagination.

The Kidnapped Christmas Bride

By Jane Porter
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  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Book Code : 1942240252
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 981
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All he wants is a Christmas memory...Trey Sheenan has cultivated his reputation as Marietta's resident bad boy, until one day he lets things go too far and he loses everything--his freedom, his fiance McKenna Douglas, and his infant son. McKenna has loved Trey since they were kids, but she's had enough. When Trey is sent away for five years, McKenna is determined to do what's right for her and baby TJ, which means putting her mistakes--namely Trey--behind her, and move on. When Trey is released early, he returns to Marietta determined to beg McKenna's forgiveness and become the father TJ needs him to be, only to discover that he's too late. McKenna's marrying local insurance agent Lawrence Joplin in a candlelight Christmas wedding. Or is she? Once again, Trey risks everything, but this time it's for love....and the memory of one perfect Christmas together as a family.