Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In unexpected ways that illuminate the true meaning of the Christmas story, these people put aside their loneliness and sorrows and fears and rediscover the joy of life. These inspirational stories are parables for today, voicing hope, celebration, and the mysteries of the human heart.
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‘With her gifts of insight and compassion the author weaves [9 contemporary] stories about miracles of the Christmas season [in which] the lowly are raised up and the proud are brought low.The stories are deeply moving and filled with humor. They are based on a faith that is rich with human understanding.’ —H. ‘For family sharing.’ —BL.About the Author:
Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110064402835
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0064402835 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0021226