Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
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Luther and Nora Krank are fed up with the chaos of Christmas. The endless shopping lists, the frenzied dashes through the mall, the hassle of decorating the tree... where has all the joy gone? This year, celebrating seems like too much effort. With their only child off in Peru, they decide that just this once, they'll skip the holidays. They spend their Christmas budget on a Caribbean cruise set to sail on December 25, and happily settle in for a restful holiday season free of rooftop snowmen and festive parties.

But the Kranks soon learn that their vacation from Christmas isn't much of a vacation at all, and that skipping the holidays has consequences they didn't bargain for...

A modern Christmas classic, Skipping Christmas is a charming and hilarious look at the mayhem and madness that have become ingrained in our holiday tradition.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

About John Grisham

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Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, and The Broker) and all of them have become international bestsellers. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marks his first foray into non-fiction. Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.
Published March 9, 2010 by Dell. 242 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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For all its clever curmudgeonly edge and minor charms, no way does this Christmas yarn from Grisham rank with A Christmas Carol, as the publisher claims. Nor does

Nov 05 2001 | Read Full Review of Skipping Christmas: A Novel


That may sound easy, but with nosy neighbors, dirty looks, and people divided between envy and disgust, it proves to be more difficult to say no to Christmas than either of them imagined.

Dec 21 2010 | Read Full Review of Skipping Christmas: A Novel

Book Reporter

But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences–and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.

Jan 24 2011 | Read Full Review of Skipping Christmas: A Novel

Entertainment Weekly

If you believe the publisher's press release (and that's almost as rational as believing in Santa), John Grisham's novella Skipping Christmas is ''certain to become as timeless and beloved a classic as 'A Christmas Carol' and 'The Grinch.''' Grisham certainly begs comparisons to Scrooge with his ...

Nov 21 2001 | Read Full Review of Skipping Christmas: A Novel

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