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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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I bought this as a gift for a friend who wanted the large print edition. She has enjoyed the book, and is delighted to add it to her collection of John Grisham books.Published 3 days ago by Betty C. Demoney
A departure from his "formula" books. Comic fun that made me laugh out loud. The movie adaptation was LAME but I did like the book! Definitely different for John Grisham.Published 4 days ago by Tara
THIS BOOK WAS SO FREAKIN AMAZING!!! I love when Blair finally comes home and they celebrate with them
I wish every Christmas could be like this book.
I did enjoy the book. I'm sure the concept of skipping Christmas has crossed the minds of many of us'Published 11 days ago by Willie Vissia
Even better than the movie! This is a great book, a departure from his law dramas, but my favorite Christmas story by far!Published 11 days ago by Knog1
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 26 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Richard L. Dudas