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Christmas stories

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    HARRIS, Charlaine & KELNER, Toni (eds.)
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    Lycanthropy is the theme of a special anthology of holiday tales featuring an outstanding collection of werewolf stories by Charlaine Harris, Simon R. Green, Keri Arthur, Dana Stabenow, Carrie Vaughn, Patricia Briggs, Rob Thurman, and...

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    Smith, Ali
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    From the Man Booker-short-listed and Baileys Women's Prize-winning author of How to be both, the highly anticipated second novel in the acclaimed Seasonal series, which both continues the arc of the series and is also an extraordinary...

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    Wells, K. C.
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    Mike Davenport was 17 when he ran away from his home in London. He took the first coach available and ended up on the streets of Manchester as a rent boy. Maybe once he could have gone home, but after losing his best friend, Simon...

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    Gilbert, Evan
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    While home for Christmas with Ted and Edna, his foster parents, college student Austin Greenfield is surprised to meet Seth Barton, the son Edna gave up for adoption at birth. With his adoptive parents now dead, Seth desperately wants...

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    Lane, Amy
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    Since Hank Calder’s 4-year-old niece, Josie, came to live with him, his life has been plenty dramatic, thank you, and the last thing he needs is a swishy, flaming twinkie to complicate things. But when Justin, the daycare worker at his...

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    Charles, Norma M.
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    Ten-year-old Jeanie Leclare has just moved to the West Coast from Saskatchewan. She's desperately lonely and longs for a new friend. When the girl sitting in front of her at school seems friendly, she feels a little better. Then an...

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    Frye, Lacey-Anne
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    Gavin’s always loved Christmas, but his boyfriend? Malcolm would rather be staked and beheaded, and since he’s a vampire, that’s saying something! Their quarrel threatens to make the holidays less than merry, but when they spend...

  • Author:
    Wiggs, Susan
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    In The St. James Affair, Elaine St. James has it all: a thriving career as an elite Manhattan publicist, A-list best friends, and a gorgeous, high-profile boyfriend whom her parents adore. Then the man she loved long ago reappears. Now...

  • Author:
    Wiggs, Susan
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    Elaine St. James has it all--a thriving career as an elite Manhattan publicist, A-list best friends, and a gorgeous, high-profile boyfriend whom her parents adore. But when Byron breaks up with her on Christmas Eve, Elaine is faced with...

  • Author:
    Henry, O.
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    Originally published in a 1905 edition of The New York Sunday World, The Gift of the Magi tells the story of a young couple at Christmas when money is tight, offering important insight into the nature of gift-giving. A well-known...

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    Andersen, Hans Christian
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    Originally published in 1844 in one of C. A. Reitzel's New Fairy Tales collections, The Fir Tree is a moralistic tale that reveals the importance of appreciating what you have. In it, a young fir tree is so fixated on growing up that he...

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    Dickens, Charles
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    The Cricket on the Hearth is the third in Charles Dickens' series of Christmas classics that started with his beloved A Christmas Carol. In this tale the Peerybingle and Plummer families find themselves at odds with crotchety...

  • Author:
    Garcia, S. A.
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    In a country that has given up hope, Pastor Saul Thompson battles to keep his combination soup kitchen/homeless shelter open. Recently he has started to see Death, which he calls the Black Mantle, hovering over those about to die. Saul...

  • Author:
    Alcott, Louisa May.
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    Disc one includes: Gwen's Adventure in the Snow; Rosa's Tale; What Polly Found in Her Stocking; A Hospital Christmas. Disc two includes: A Hospital Christmas (continued); A Country Christmas. Disc three includes: A Country Christmas (...

  • Author:
    Dickens, Charles
    Summary:

    Everybody knows A Christmas Carol, but the prolific Charles Dickens wrote several other holiday tales. Here, Dreamscape Media has compiled a collection of Dickens' classic Christmas stories. Disc one includes: A Christmas Tree; What...

  • Author:
    Chiaverini, Jennifer
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    When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subdued, Christmas. Her young friend Sarah McClure...

  • Author:
    Grant, Donna
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    Tis the season for ex-Navy SEAL Clayton East to come home for the holidays-even if the mood at home is anything but festive. His father is ill. The East Ranch is in financial trouble. And now it's on Clayton, the prodigal son, to make...

  • Author:
    Dickens, Charles
    Summary:

    In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote 5 short stories with strong social and moral messages. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rand an Old Year Out and a New Year In, is the second of these stories, whose predecessor was the...

  • Author:
    Warin, Nessa L.
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    All Corked Up: Book One All Shawn Neale is looking for when he stumbles into All Corked Up on Christmas Eve is some wine recommendations. What he finds is an instant attraction to Royce Wilkinson, the shop’s owner. After a few weeks of...

  • Author:
    Twain, Mark
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    When Mark Twain's daughter Susie wrote a letter to Santa Claus, her father wrote back, signing Santa's name. Charming and heartwarming, this version of the short letter was recorded as part of Dreamscape's Classic Christmas Stories: A...

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