The Resource The Christmas letters: : a novella, (electronic resource)

The Christmas letters: : a novella, (electronic resource)

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The Christmas letters: : a novella
Title
The Christmas letters:
Title remainder
a novella
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eng
Summary
In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of women. Here, in a letter of her own, Lee Smith explains how she was inspired to write this celebrated epistolary novel: Dear Friends, Like me, you probably get Christmas letters every year. I read every word and save every letter. Because every Christmas letter is the story of a life, and what story can be more interesting than the story of our lives? Often, it is the story of an entire family. But you also have to read between the lines with Christmas letters. Sometimes, what is not said is even more important than what is on the page. In The Christmas Letters, I have used this familiar format to illumine the lives, hopes, dreams, and disappointments of three generations of American women. Much of the story of The Christmas Letters is also told through shared recipes. As Mary, my favorite character, says, "I feel as if I have written out my life story in recipes! The Cool Whip and mushroom soup years, the hibachi and fondue period, then the quiche and crepes phase, and now it's these salsa years." I wrote this little book for the same reason I write to my friends and relatives every holiday--Christmas letters give us a chance to remember and celebrate who we are. With warmest greetings, Lee Smith
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1944-
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Smith, Lee
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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hoopla digital
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  • Christmas stories
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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The Christmas letters: : a novella, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688394
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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MWT11688394
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11688394
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Christmas letters: : a novella, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688394
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688394
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11688394
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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