A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

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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.

Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Modern Library
Published: 11/12/1996
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.52h x 4.87w x 0.61d
ISBN: 9780679602378

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.7
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 44937 / Christmas Memory

About the Author
TRUMAN CAPOTE was born in 1924 and died in 1984. Based on his own boyhood in rural Alabama in the 1930s, A Christmas Memory was orginally published in Mademoiselle in 1956 and later was included in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

BETH PECK, a designer and illustrator of many children's books, fell in love with the writing of Truman Capote and counts her paintings for A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor, also by Capote, among the work that is closest to her heart.