A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

by Truman Capote, Beth Peck
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A Christmas Memory 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
honeybunchspk More than 1 year ago
This is a good version for students, or a reading group. It is the same great story but not as expensive as a hardback or a collection. I gave this to my minister. I am sure there is a sermon in there somewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful story, full of vivid detail from which one could easily form mental illustrations. Nevertheless, the illustrations provided seem very much in tune with the story, and add to the book's appeal. The audio version is quite nice also. This is not a children's book, but a touching memoir with an ending of poignant sadness, a boy and an elderly woman, two unexpectedly companionable misfits, she unwilling to grow up, and he being forced to do so.
JOANN46 More than 1 year ago
At first I thought it was a childrens book because of the format & the beautiful drawings....but it turned out to be a beautiful life's lesson that had me in joyful tears at the end. I will read it every Christmas to remind me of what the holiday really represents!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I prefer happy endings, especially in a Christmas story. Also, it ended too abruptly. I understand it's supposed to be a classic, but I was disappointed.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a Christmas story, but it is also about 'bonding' between generations. Thus, it is touching in a way that makes it readable anytime, whether it is Christmas or August. Similarly, Christmas stories that explore a concept are the ones that can be read anytime, like 'The Polar Express' (explores the word 'BELIEVE') and 'The Blacksmith's Gift' (explores the word 'PURPOSE'). Of course, there are more books like this, but finding one is always a gem!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An incredibly touching story about the rituals shared at Christmas between a parentless 7 year old boy and somewhat eccentric 60 year old cousin. It is a story I read every Christmas and just began sharing with my 6 year old son since it reminds me that I should truely be happy with all I have, when there are so many who have so little. The bond that developed between Buddy and his 'friend' lasts a lifetime and reminds us all of the true meanings of Christmas which is love, sharing and hope. My only disappointment is that the movie, which stars Geraldine Page for which she won an Emmy, is not available on DVD or VHS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For many years our family, usually 6 to 8 people, gathers on Christmas eve to read A Christmas Memory. The critical moment comes near the end when the story becomes very touching. Nearly always it brings tears to the eyes of all, so the big thing is -- Who winds up reading that part? Because the reader too wells up and everyone wipes their eyes and laughs at the same time. A wonderful, autobiographical tale by an otherwise strange man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fun and touching story that anyone can enjoy. Written in the present tense, pulled me deep into the book and helped me 'bond' with the characters. It has quickly become one of my favorites.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a story that everyone, young or old, rich or poor can come to enjoy. It is a timeless masterpiece of the story of a bond of love that not even death can break