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.
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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.
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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.