An Orange from Portugal: Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

An Orange from Portugal: Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland

by Anne Simpson, Wayne Johnston, Alden Nowlan, Mary Pratt
     
 

Like a genuine Down-East Christmas, An Orange from Portugal is tangy and delicious. Novelty spices tradition, shadows make joy more precious, and laughter is everywhere. Here are stories to savour. Hugh MacLennan's waif hopes Santa will bring him a real orange from Portugal, Alden Nowlan and Harry Bruce give very different versions of the magical transformations… See more details below

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Like a genuine Down-East Christmas, An Orange from Portugal is tangy and delicious. Novelty spices tradition, shadows make joy more precious, and laughter is everywhere. Here are stories to savour. Hugh MacLennan's waif hopes Santa will bring him a real orange from Portugal, Alden Nowlan and Harry Bruce give very different versions of the magical transformations in the barn on Christmas Eve, and Rhoda Graser recalls Jewish children hanging up their stockings. Wilfred Grenfell, Bernice Morgan, and Wayne Johnston host a century of parties. Offerings by Alistair MacLeod and David Adams Richards, Joan Clark, and Lisa Moore, Milton Acorn and Lynn Davies make An Orange from Portugal a rare Christmas feast.

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"[Christmas] is a conflict of emotion captured beautifully in this terrific, ranging collection . . . The significance of the orange as the sensuous apotheosis of the season is especially pervasive in the older stories . . . plenty here to warm the cockles of the heart, too, should they require warming . . . Despite its title, the vast majority of these narratives are strong enough to be enjoyed during any season." — Quill &; Quire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864923455
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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