Down below the Mason-Dixon line, it's hardly the land of sleigh bells, snow shovels, and a winter wonderland. What could possibly go on in the South at Christmastime?A Very Southern Christmas
burrows beneath all the fluff and window-dressing and goes straight to the heart of our most cherished holiday. Discover writing by some of the South's best contemporary fiction writers, from Pulitzer Prize-winners Robert Olen Butler and Richard Ford to the work of long-established literary lights Barry Hannah, Lee Smith, and Donna Tartt to recently emerging talents such as Julia Ridley Smith. In a collection of ten heartfelt stories, writers gather all the elements of the Christmas season--past and present, joy and sadness, disappointment and surprise, confession and concealment, humor and pathos--to create unforgettable images of the holiday. Accompanied by Wyatt Waters's vibrant watercolors commissioned specifically for this collection, this beautiful anthology promises to be a treasured keepsake.
From the Back Cover
Though snowflakes and sleigh bells may be in short supply below the Mason-Dixon line, there's no shortage of great storytellers. Spend Christmas with some of the South's best as they navigate through the joys—and the heartbreaks—of the Yuletide season.
These ten outstanding stories perfectly capture the spirit of the day: the wondrous expectation, the wistful remembrances, and even the less-than-magical experiences we've all endured.
No matter where the holidays may find you, these tales of family, friends, and celebrations will take you home.