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Book Reviews of A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library)

A Christmas Memory, One Christmas,  The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library)
A Christmas Memory One Christmas The Thanksgiving Visitor - Modern Library
Author: Truman Capote
ISBN-13: 9780679602378
ISBN-10: 0679602372
Publication Date: 11/12/1996
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Modern Library
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 50 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
If you haven't yet had the pleasure of savoring "A Christmas Memory" - I envy you. Seven-year old Buddy lives in rural Alabama with relatives, including his 60-something old-maid cousin, Sook Faulk, the resident oddball and his BFF. Each November, they scavenge ingredients like pecans from a nearby grove, break into the Fruitcake Fund - a stash of coins squirreled away throughout the year and hidden under the floorboards - and pay an annual visit to Mr. Haha Jones for the most important fruitcake component: illicit whiskey. 30 fruitcakes are then lovingly sent to "friends"...including President Roosevelt, people they may not have met but like anyway, and other assorted strangers considered worthy. Don't be surprised to find yourself looking forward to tagging along with Buddy and Sook each holiday season for some fruitcake, a shot of Whiskey, and a side of true Southern charm.
sharonc9630 avatar reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 63 more book reviews
As usual Truman Capote does not disappoint. Tender and heart touching read.
shanna71 avatar reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 145 more book reviews
very good & easy, light hearted read/ highly recommend
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 927 more book reviews
Three stories that will make you smile and break your heart. A childhood in Alabama, during the '30's. You will never look at fruit cake without thinking of the first story in this book ever again. Beautifully written, they will stay with you forever.
reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 6 more book reviews
A Christmas Memory is a well written, beautifully presented picture of the rural south. However, it's quite possibly the saddest book I have every read. I was literally sobbing at the end.
reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 813 more book reviews
For any aficionado this book is a must! Overall, Capote's writing is unique, entertaining, and a refreshing distinction from the claptrap that has been published since WW II.
eadieburke avatar reviewed A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, The Thanksgiving Visitor (Modern Library) on + 1606 more book reviews
Book Description:
A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" (Vanity Fair)!

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany's) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote's fans young and old.

Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals.

A Christmas Memory has been described as "[a] gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review), and this warm and delicately illustrated edition is one you'll want to add to any Christmas or Capote collection.

My Review:
I enjoyed this short story from Truman Capote's childhood where at Christmas time they would make fruitcakes and distribute them to friends and family. A great story to read at Christmas.