This collection of one novella and three short stories captures the traditional, emotional spirit of Christmas and presents the spirit in contemporary settings.
Holly Day's Café, the novella, relates the story of the last day of business at a Kentucky diner. This last day happens to be Christmas Eve. It is also the day of a rare blizzard-one which strands several customers in the diner. What occurs next demonstrates the magic and wonder of the power and spirit of Christmas.
"Molly's Santa Claus" tells of the drunken homeless man that six-year-old Molly literally finds on her doorstep. What follows exemplifies this family's true, selfless Christmas spirit. "Angel Tree" is a story of Christmas promises broken and Christmas promises kept when a busy businessman comes face to face with his memories of Christmas past. Finally, "St. Nicholas of the Neighborhood" shows that things have a way of working out at Christmas, even when the presents are forgotten in someone else's house!
This collection of Christmas stories for adults is also ideal entertainment for families to share together as they count the days until Santa's visit!
Gerald R. Toner is a great lover of Christmas. He is the author of two other books about the holiday, Lipstick Like Lindsay's and Other Christmas Stories and Whittlesworth Comes to Christmas, both published by Pelican.
HOLLY DAY'S CAFE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES
By Gerald R. Toner
160 pp. 7 x 10