Miracle and Other Christmas Stories
The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories. These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the... show more
The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories. These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion. This enchanting treasury includes:"Miracle," in which a young woman's carefully devised plans to find romance go awry when her guardian angel shows her the true meaning of love"In Coppelius's Toyshop," where a jaded narcissist finds himself trapped in a crowded toy store at Christmastime"Epiphany," in which three modern-day wisemen embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced"Inn," where a choir singer gives shelter to a homeless man and his pregnant wife-only to learn later that there's much more to the couple than meets the eyeAnd more
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 31st 2000
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Rating: 2* of fiveThe Book Description: Connie Willis loves Christmas. "I even like the parts most people hate--shopping in crowded malls and reading Christmas newsletters and seeing relatives and standing in baggage check-in lines at the airport. Okay, I lied. Nobody likes standing in baggage check...
It's hard to give a overall rating to a book of short stories. Some included where worth 4 or even 5 stars, and many were only 2.My favourite was The Pony, followed in no particular order by In Coppelius's Toyshop, Cat's Paw and Epiphany. The first story, Miracle, was particularly disappointing. Sti...
I'm getting into the holiday spirit and thought I'd read this thematic collection. I have to admit to a bit of trepidation, but this was actually a pretty good collection.• Miracle. 1991I'm guessing this one was Willis' favorite, as it's first, longest, and the title story, but I thought it was the ...
Makes me like Christmas more than I usually do.
It may well be that no human possesses as much humanity as Willis. In "Inn" is the single best use of the biblical Christmas story in relation to modern life, but all of them capture some aspect of the spirit of goodwill and generosity toward other people that Dickens was on to.