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This is a very special novel that sparkles with the same memorable writing that made ROOTS an American classic.

This is the story of  Fletcher Randall, a nineteen-year-old from North Carolina whose politically powerful father is a plantation owner, and, of course, a slave owner. The time is 1855, and all Fletcher Randall knows and believes about slavery he's learned from his father.

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Overview

This is a very special novel that sparkles with the same memorable writing that made ROOTS an American classic.

This is the story of  Fletcher Randall, a nineteen-year-old from North Carolina whose politically powerful father is a plantation owner, and, of course, a slave owner. The time is 1855, and all Fletcher Randall knows and believes about slavery he's learned from his father.

But Fletcher goes to school up North, and one or two of his Princeton classmates talk about how wrong slavery is until Fletcher begins to think for himself
--and he becomes a traitor to his background, to his family, by conspiring to aid in a mass escape of slaves on the Underground Railroad. His partner in this plan is a black slave by the name of Harpin' John, a man who plays the harmonica so sweetly it could make a grown man cry. Christmas Eve is the secret date set for the escape.

How these two men of such incredibly opposing backgrounds join together to achieve the goal of freedom makes A Different Kind of Christmas soar with unforgettable inspiration. This is a timeless tale of spiritual regeneration, moral courage, and powerful humanness, meaningful and memorable to readers of all faiths and all ages.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780385260435
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1988
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 101

Meet the Author

ALEX HALEY was the author of ROOTS: The Saga of An American Family, now available as a Modern Classic from Gramercy Books. Haley became a journalist while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard, and first gained national attention as the collaborator  of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He died  in 1992.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2006

    You Will Finish In A Day

    I enjoyed this holiday tale. It was very entertaining, just the story of Fletcher's encounters with those who are different is something to think about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2001

    Great find!!!

    I found this book on a bargain table in a bookstore in my college town. I didn't know of this book by the great great American writer, Alex Haley. If you enjoyed reading Roots, Queen, and Mama Flora's Family you will love this book also. It takes place in the mid-1850s. It is about a young college student from the South who goes to school in the North. He is struggling to find himself and to understand who he really is. All he knows is what has been instilled on him by his planation-owner parents. Then he goes to school up North and his eyes are opened to the outside world and it's different views. Haley takes you on the journey this young man takes to find his own views on what is right and what is wrong.

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