Christmas Stories from the South's Best Writers

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As a season for family, feasting, gifts, and giving, Christmastime brings with it a host of traditions, beliefs, and stories. With an impressive ensemble of award-winning writers, including Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, critically acclaimed Olympia Vernon, and Guggenheim Fellow Elizabeth Spencer, the 11 stories in this anthology offer a range of poignant ruminations on the Christmas season. From the touching account of a handyman's enduring gift to a wealthy child to a father's reconciliation with his estranged, troubled daughter and a lonely judge's attempt to open his heart to his neighbors, this collection is a celebration of family, love, and understanding. With maturity and depth, the stories in this anthology evoke strong emotions in a way only the finest literature can. Accompanied by striking watercolor illustrations, these Southern Christmas tales will be sure to captivate generations to come.
ISBN: 9781589806009
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 25
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 7 (h)
CHARLINE R. MCCORD Charline McCord is a writer and editor whose stories have appeared in From the Sleeping Porch, Back Porch Magazine, and Jackson State University's Researcher, among others. She is the short story winner of the Eudora Welty Film and Fiction Festival, and the recipient of the Henry Bellamann Award for creative writing. She helped found the Arts Council of Clinton, Mississippi, and has served as president and treasurer. In addition to coediting books with Judy Tucker, McCord compiled and edited Mississippi's Got Talent! and edits Mississippi College's Arrowhead, a literary magazine. McCord earned a B.A. and M.A. in English from Mississippi College. She studied at Oxford University's Christ Church College and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi. McCord has two daughters and three grandchildren; she lives in Clinton, Mississippi, with her husband.
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