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Luther Krank sees his daughter's Christmas absence as an opportunity. He estimates that "a year earlier, the Luther Krank family had spent $6,100 on Christmas," and have "precious little to show for it." So he makes an executive decision, telling his wife, friends, and neighbors that "we won't do Christmas." Instead, Luther books a 10-day Caribbean cruise. But things start to turn nasty when horrified neighbors get wind of the Krank's subversive scheme and besiege the couple with questions about their decision.
Grisham builds up a funny but increasingly terrifying picture of how this tight-knit community turns on the Kranks, who find themselves under increasing pressure to conform. As the tension mounts, readers may wonder whether they will manage to board their plane on Christmas day. Skipping Christmas is Grisham-lite, with none of the serious action or drama of his legal thrillers, but a funny poke at the craziness of Christmas. --Jerry Brotton, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Lovely book; one you can read over again. Very different from other Grisham books. Different is sometimes good. Well written. I would recommend for age 12 and upPublished 2 hours ago by Brenda Wilson
Really cute, a little annoying trying to get through to the end hearing all the annoying neighbors but it was very nostalgic of that time of year and neighborhood people. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Lauren M. Carollo
Enjoyed, even though I saw the movie with Tom Allen last year and did not put "2 and 2" together. EnjoyablePublished 25 days ago by Richard L. Dudas
For John Grisham lovers this is very different from his usual story line. Initially, I thought it was very predictable but as the story progresses it becomes more entertaining and... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Julie Macdonald
I purchased this at the suggestion of a friend. Earlier I was on hold for this book from my online Library. They came at about the same time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mamamoose7
A very fun book. If you've seen the Christmas with the Kranks movie, you'll see it follows the book closely. Great read.Published 1 month ago by Stephanie R. Sanderson
Not a typical Grisham.....all of which I have read (and re-read in many cases). But.... new and unique. Love Grisham, no matter what the plot or character development.Published 1 month ago by Dave