A rich anthology, stylishly packaged and brimming over with heartwarming drama, seasonal merriment, and unexpected thrills. The author, who has been creating original and highly praised collections for thirty years, believes in bringing new energy to the term “old-fashioned.” That is to say, she is a reader's reader who loves to uncover those stories written in another time that surprise us by their vibrancy, by the way they move us or make us laugh, while also reminding us of our most deeply held values and our ideals.
Among the writers included are such familiar classic masters as Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, Saki, O. Henry, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The real idea, however, is the crafting of a book that is as unexpected in its roster of authors as it is in its effect on our hearts and spirits.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Michele Slung is the author of the bestselling Momilie®: As My Mother Used to Say, More Momilies, and other titles. She lives in upstate New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Perfect for reading next to the fire and transporting you to a time when christmas was full of wonder and magic- very atmospheric stories that capture that old-world feel that seems to encompass the world at the holiday season. Some stories will make you feel like a kid again that could believe anything, some will raise the hairs on your neck with and old-fashioned christmas spirit tale, and some might squeeze a tear from your eye. This is not a collection of ill-written stories that are sappy and sugary sweet- highly recommended and NOT TO BE MISSED!