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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 8 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 19 months ago 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
Ever since I first saw this novel listed on the list of the top hundred Christian-themed literary works of the twentieth century that had been put out by the Image Journal, I have... Read morePublished on January 25, 2006 by John
I'm a little shocked by all the 5-star reviews. Some episodes in the book were quite touching, especially Robert's dream of Jesus and the elevator scene, when Edward deals with... Read morePublished on December 31, 2004 by MizzNicole