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He has exemplified faith through the story of a real man in a real world with real problems.
I read a lot, and if I compiled a list of the best books I've read in the last decade, this book would be way up on the list.
A profound, moving, nearly perfect piece from one of America's most gifted, beautiful writers.
The late Oscar Hiujuelos is an American born novelist of Cuban descent. The Mambo Kings made him the first hispanic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joshua D. Reitano
This book was well written. The book reminded me of the true meaning of Christmas. It definitely got me into the Christmas spirit!Published 8 months ago by Brian Ehmann
How do a mother and father respond to the violent death of their beloved son? And what role do faith, religion, neighborhood and culture play in their attempts at reconcilaition? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pastor Bob
Found the novel to be meandering, slow moving & full of descriptions that weren't needed.
One paragraph spanned more than 2 pages. Read more
I heard Oscar Hijuelos on a radio show when this book first came out, and it sounded appealing. Hijuelos is so talented and there are many pleasures to be found in reading Mr. Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by Douglas Bowman
I admit, before deciding to read this book I perused several book reviews and was intrigued by the plot (as it was described) and the promise of very potent topics to be addressed. Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by piverba
Trite, banal, unctuous, smug, prurient, tetchy.
mundane, vacuous, tiresome, disappointing.
haha, I guess most of those really aren't true,
read it if you want... Read more
I like stories of compassion, loss, and acceptance as much as anyone, but Mr. Ives' Christmas is definitely not a book that goes deeply into these issues. Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by JackOfMostTrades
This is a sensitive and beautiful small novel about the life of a man trying to be a good human being.Published on January 19, 2008 by R. Naras