The Hand-Carved Crèche and Other Christmas Memories

The Hand-Carved Crèche and Other Christmas Memories

by James Kilgo


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One of the most poignant parts of the Christmas season is the sharing of stories and traditions between the generations. In The Hand-Carved Crèche and Other Christmas Memories, acclaimed novelist and nature essayist James Kilgo offers his memories of four Christmas promises kept, including his earliest World War II-era recollections. Enhanced with woodblock print illustrations by artist Susan Nees, Kilgo's moving account reflects upon family traditions, the innocence of childhood and its loss, the unspoken love and support within a family, and above all the meaning of the nativity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570039355
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/17/2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A native of Darlington, South Carolina, James Kilgo (1941-2002) was a retired professor of English at the University of Georgia, where he received five Outstanding Honors Professor Awards and the Honoratus Award for Excellence in Teaching. His books include Daughter of My People (winner of the Townsend Prize for Fiction), Inheritance of Horses, and Deep Enough for Ivorybills.

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