A Christmas Memory
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library... show more
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). 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 between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.
Publish date: October 10th 2006
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Edition language: English
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, Short Stories
My thanks to my goodfriend's who read and reviewed this book so beautifully and in doing so brought me back 40 years to Christmas of years ago when neighbours and older people impacted so much on my childhood. I too as a child growing up in a house of boys had a lovely old lady who lived next door ...
A Christmas Memory by Truman CapoteFruitcake weather and a nice warm memory of why it's made and with who.His cousin Mrs. Falk is remembered fondly. Detailed descriptions of the scenes as they are brought into the picture.I can just imagine the smells as the baking starts. He's only 7 and she's in t...
I have never been sensible to anything christmas related so now i wonder why i even picked out this story.Also i think i'm not receptive to Capote's style. Well, his writing style is fabulous but i never seem to understand what he's trying to say except the obvious itself.
sweet, sad little story. made me realize that the thanksgiving visitor was also autobiographical in nature. having the same characters in both makes it easier to be affected by this little short one.
For some reason, I thought this would be a children's Christmas story. It isn't. However, it is a good short story and I normally don't like short stories.