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A Christmas Memory
by Truman Capote

Published: 2014-10-28
Hardcover : 48 pages
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Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text.

     The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package.

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Truman Capote's boyhood Christmas memoir rereleased in a beautiful new package, which includes a CD with the audio version of the text.

     The classic story of Truman Capote's childhood Christmas ritual is more endearing than ever in this newly redesigned package.

     In celebration of A Christmas Memory's enduring appeal, this repackaged edition retains Beth Peck's evocative watercolors and an audio CD narration by the venerable Celeste Holm (originator of the Ado Annie role in the 1943 Broadway hit "Oklahoma!" and an Academy Award-winning actress). Originally published in 1956, this is the story from Capote's childhood of lovingly making fruitcakes from scratch at Christmas-time with his elderly cousin, and has stood the test of time to become known as an American holiday classic. In its new size, it's perfect for reading alone or reading aloud, or following along while listening to the audio version.

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  "A Christmas Memory"by HollyD. (see profile) 12/12/15

This heart warming short story is beautifully written and hooked me onto more of Truman Capote's works. This selection is ideal for a December book selection due to content and brevity.

 
by LWH63 (see profile) 12/10/15

 
by Teamlange (see profile) 12/20/14

 
  "Christmas Memory"by lollygil (see profile) 01/01/11

It was a sad story that made me appreciate the Christmas Memories I can give my children.

 
  "A Christmas Memory"by CeCe55 (see profile) 12/03/10

 
  "Wonderful!"by earp30wyatt (see profile) 12/02/10

This is a wonderful story to enjoy, year, after year! Truman's prose is amazing. Once you start to read him, you are hooked. Don't be afraid of IN COLD BLOOD, because of the subject matter.... (read more)

 
  "A Christmas Memory"by gigibebex (see profile) 12/01/10

WE read this every year

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