A Christmas Blizzard

By Garrison Keillor
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119883, 181pp.)

Publication Date: October 25, 2011

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Description
The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins "a Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparison" ("Charlotte Creative Loafing")

Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky- rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see "The Nutcracker" while James yearns only to escape-the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow's wonderful Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor's holiday farce is the perfect gift for the millions of fans who tune into "A Prairie Home Companion" every week.




About the Author
GARRISON KEILLOR is America s favorite storyteller. For more than 35 years, as the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", he has captivated millions of listeners with his weekly News from Lake Wobegon monologues. "A Prairie Home Companion" is heard on hundreds of public radio stations, as well as America One, the Armed Forces Networks, Sirius Satellite Radio, and via a live audio webcast.Keillor is also the author of several books and a frequent contributor to national publications including "Time, The New Yorker, "and "National Geographic", in addition to writing his own syndicated column. He has been awarded a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment of the Humanities. When not touring, he resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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