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 A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library)

Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and oldSeven 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 mem. I never expected such a short book of a few short stories to have such impact I went from laughter to melancholy to tears and then back to laughter I have never read any of Mr Capote s other books but plan to remedy that in the near future The Coquette and the Boarding School read any of Mr Capote s other books but plan to Imagimorphia remedy that in the near future

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A holiday classic from one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history Vanity FairFirst published in 1956 this much sought after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany'sabout his rural. A Christmas Memory is a collection of three short stories written by Truman Capote I ve previously read In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany s by Truman Capote This collection is unlike anything I ve read by him before It s a tender recollection of memories of his time as a youth living with elderly cousins in rural AlabamaTruman s parents divorced when he was a very young child and had a bitter custody battle over him This led to him being raised by cousins three elderly spinsters and a bachelor in a rural town As he looks back on his childhood in the 1930 s living with his cousins Capote realizes these were the happiest times in his childhood In particular the childlike sixty year old Miss Sook Faulk took care of Truman was his friend and confidante She was a shy woman who was a very good personIn the first story A Christmas Memory Miss Sook ueenie the rat terrier and Buddy Truman Capote make fruitcakes to show people they care about them They scrape together all of their money for the ingredients and send them off to loved ones when they are complete They don t have much but they love to make others feel loved This story has one of the most poignant endings of any story I have ever read I m tearing up just thinking about itIn the second story One Christmas Buddy travels to New Orleans to visit his father for Christmas The visit doesn t turn out as he imagines and he longs for his home back in rural Alabama Luckily when he returns home Miss Sook helps to explain the true meaning of Santa ClausIn the final story The Thanksgiving Visitor Miss Sook invites Buddy s nemesis Odd Henderson for Thanksgiving dinner with the family Will Odd show up Miss Sook shows Buddy her humanity in this storyReading this collection I want to make homemade fruitcake now This collection of short stories was very touching and perfect for the holiday season I feel bad for Buddy s childhood but happy that he had such a friend as Miss Sook Even powerful I m glad that he was able to memorialize her in these stories They are short stories but are filled with humanity the spirit of joy and giving and love and lossFavorite uotes It s bad enough in life to do without something YOU want but confound it what gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want THEM to have I could leave the world with today in my eyes Overall A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote is an unforgettable collection of stories I highly recommend itBook Source Purchased from com

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Ories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals A Christmas Memoryhas been described asa 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 collectio. I fell in love with A Christmas memory when our local theater company started presenting it as a holiday special many years ago As the holiday season approached I had a sudden notion to see if I could buy a copy of the story and here it is This story is every bit as good as I remembered and tugged my heartstrings on every page I was a happy customer with just the Christmas Memory story so it was a wonderful bonus to get the other two stories from Capote s childhood as well I even went out and bought a few extra copies to give to special friends for Christmas gifts


About the Author: By Truman Capote

Truman Capote was born in New Orleans in 1925 and was raised in various parts of the south his family spending winters in New Orleans and summers in Alabama and New Georgia By the age of fourteen he had already started writing short stories some of which were published He left school when he was fifteen and subseuently worked for the New Yorker which provided his first and last regular job Following his spell with the New Yorker Capote spent two years on a Louisiana farm where he wrote Other Voices Other Rooms 1948 He lived at one time or another in Greece Italy Africa and the West Indies and travelled in Russia and the Orient He is the author of many highly praised books including A Tree of Night and Other Stories 1949 The Grass Harp 1951 Breakfast at Tiffanys 1958 In Cold Blood 1965 which immediately became the centre of a storm of controversy on its publication Music for Chameleons 1980 and Answered Prayers 1986 all of which are published by Penguin Truman Capote died in August 1984Photo by Jack Mitchell CC BY SA 40 30 25 20 10 via Wikimedia Commons



9 thoughts on “ A Christmas Memory: One Christmas, and The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library)

  1. says:

    I was unaware of this book, but was looking for an interesting holiday read. I chose this one because I knew Truman Capote to be a wonderful author. I wasn’t disappointed. These reportedly autobiographical stories take place in ru

  2. says:

    Reflections on a dysfunctional and disturbing childhood. His redemption came in the unlikely person of Miss Sook.
    Truman Capote surely had a genius for capturing human (and animal) nature; and Miss Sook, his best friend,

  3. says:

    A Christmas Memory is a collection of three short stories written by Truman Capote. I’ve previously read In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. This collection is unlike anything I’ve read by him before. It’s a tender recollection of memories of his time as a youth living with elderly cousins in rural Alabama.

  4. says:

    A Christmas Memory is the only one I have read out of this collection. I think it is Capote's perfect short story. My family has bee

  5. says:

    I never expected such a short book of a few short stories to have such impact. I went from laughter to melancholy to tears and then back to laughter. I have never read any of Mr. Capote's other books, but plan to remedy that in the near future.

  6. says:

    This book is a replacement for one that got ruined in a flood. I'm so grateful I was able to find a copy. These three stories by Truman Capote are ones he considered his finest work. His relationship with an elderly aunt is endeari

  7. says:

    I fell in love with A Christmas memory when our local theater company started presenting it as a holiday special many years ago. As the holiday season approached, I had a sudden notion to see if I could buy a copy of the story, and here it is! This story is every bit as good as I remembered, and tugged my heartstrings on every page. I was a happy customer with just the Christmas Memory story, so it was a wonderful bonus to get

  8. says:

    I found this a difficult read, and I am not sure exactly why? Maybe the vocabulary (I was constantly looking up words in the dictionary, also the fact that it seemed to me like the same story was being retold.
    Not avery pleasant read for me, but I kept going because I know Truman Capote to be an important American writer and I wanted to finish at least this short book he wrote.

  9. says:

    This book arrived on time. A classic for any age.

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