Christmas Days by Jeanette Winterson
Twelve Stories

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Perhaps it’s inevitable that even the best Christmas offerings should include a certain amount of stocking-filler, and Winterson liberally recycles her earlier work where necessary.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season.

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From jovial spirits to a donkey with a golden nose, a haunted house to a SnowMama, Winterson’s innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.
 

About Jeanette Winterson

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Born in Manchester, England, Jeanette Winterson is the author of seventeen books, including the national bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, and The Passion. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewllyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Stonewall Award.
 
Published December 6, 2016 by Grove Press. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on Nov 25 2016

Perhaps it’s inevitable that even the best Christmas offerings should include a certain amount of stocking-filler, and Winterson liberally recycles her earlier work where necessary.

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Reviewed by ROBERT J. WIERSEMA on Dec 22 2016

In the hands of a lesser writer, such a collection would be ripe for treacly sentimentality. Not for Winterson. Even the most emotionally heightened of these stories – and I will admit that The SnowMama brought a tear to my eye – are rooted in both the painful particulars of the world, and in Winterson’s clear, plain-spoken prose.

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