A Christmas Memory / One Christmas / The Thanksgiving Visitor

A Christmas Memory / One Christmas / The Thanksgiving Visitor

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by Truman Capote
     
 

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Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote's most famous short stories: "A Christmas Memory, " "One Christmas, " and "A Thanksgiving Memory." All three stories are distinguished by Capote's delicate interplay of childhood sensibility

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Overview

Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote's most famous short stories: "A Christmas Memory, " "One Christmas, " and "A Thanksgiving Memory." All three stories are distinguished by Capote's delicate interplay of childhood sensibility and recollective vision.

Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
Capote, in a bright, fluttering, wheeling way, makes all the tinsel and confetti and embroidery that bind together such delicate emotions in nostalgia and sentimentality come vigorously to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679602378
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
57,427
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 30, 1924
Date of Death:
August 25, 1984
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
Trinity School and St. John's Academy in New York City and Greenwich High School in Connecticut

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A Christmas Memory / One Christmas / The Thanksgiving Visitor 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
ellegeentea More than 1 year ago
The stories of holidays with the author and his elderly, distant cousin really touched my heart. They stayed with me for days. So delightful and well-written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each Christmas for the last 5 or 6, I am taken back to a two hundred year old home in CT, where I first heard Sister Cassidy read aloud to us A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. To say read aloud is not quite right, for when you are surrounded by sepia toned pictures, large floral throws, sipping hot cocoa with goodies to munch, and the reader, who could be Sook herself and all ready has a lilt to her words, you know you are in for a delightful experience. Of course we all know that the best Christmas gifts are not in satin tied cellophane, for they are as Capote remembers, time spent with loved ones, memories of kite flying, and cousins like Sook, who may give you a 'dime wrapped in toilet paper.' Capote's story is a wonderful remembrance. Kristin Andersen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this, quick read.
honeybunchspk More than 1 year ago
Very readable. Makes a good gift, or a nice addition to your own library.
liederlover More than 1 year ago
I own this book in another edition, and purchased this one as a gift. I like this particular edition because it includes the less-available 'One Christmas.' VERY evocative of the time period, the South, and childhood. Wonderful, timeless stories to be read over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had seen the video with Geraldine Page narriated by Truman Capote himself and to read this story is just as if the book comes to life. In my lifetime I like 'Buddy' have been so fortunate to meet and become aquainted with the 'relatives that people don't speak of at the family reunion.' This book though sad in nature is a very good look at a childs life in the rural south, when passed from relative to relative.
AnnieStopper More than 1 year ago
This book has become one of my favourites to read during the holiday season. Truman Capote is a captivating story teller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was very fun and crazy espesially buddy(his best friend wicth is 60) I recommend this book for people that want a fun heart warming story
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RSista More than 1 year ago
Good stories are good forever and these stories will be read and re-read--to children and grandchildren and even to each other while we make the dressing and stuff the bird.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books. I loved this and all of Capote's work! This is truly a heart-warming book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Years ago i saw the tv special 'a christmas memory' and never forgot it, such a wonderful and heartwarming remembrance. Each Christmas thereafter i looked for it in vain on tv. Now i have the video and this book and every Christmas i look forward to reaquainting myself with this bittersweet tale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the online class about Christmas Literature. I was pleasantly surprised by the warmth and depth of Capote¿s touching story. Normally, I would have never thought of reading a Truman Capote book, memories of his appearance as a somewhat awkward and strange man on such 60¿s TV shows as ¿Laugh-In¿ clouded my judgment. This is worth a read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite a loving story!