Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

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A New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2017

"Nowhere is [Winterson's] faith in the transporting power of storytelling more on display than in her new book, Christmas Days . . . dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny . . . [a] holiday treasure . . . to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud." --New York Times Book Review

"If you crave the mystery, the family rituals, and the special victuals of Christmastime, you'll savor . . . bold, revelatory feminist writer Jeanette Winterson's Christmas Days." --Elle

Jeanette Winterson brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold Christmas stories, linked by personal memories and twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas. 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. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.

"Winterson has presented us with unexpected holiday cheer . . . perfect for stuffing the stockings of your eccentric relatives . . . The magical tales are all exuberant." --Washington Post

"Funny, spooky stories for the Christmas season." --Los Angeles Times

"A feast of stories . . . Winterson has wrapped up a holiday present between two covers." --NPR

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
November 14, 2017
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802127228

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About the Author

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, Sexing the Cherry, 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.

Reviews

ANew York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2017; A New York Times Editors' Choice; One of the Los Angeles Times Holiday Books; One of USA Today's New and Noteworthy Books

"Nowhere is [Winterson's] faith in the transporting power of storytelling more on display than in her new book, Christmas Days . . . dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny . . . [a] holiday treasure . . . to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud." --New York Times Book Review

"If you crave the mystery, the family rituals, and the special victuals of Christmastime, you'll savor . . . bold, revelatory feminist writer Jeanette Winterson's Christmas Days." --Elle

"A feast of stories . . . Winterson has wrapped up a holiday present between two covers." --NPR

"Winterson has presented us with unexpected holiday cheer . . . perfect for stuffing the stockings of your eccentric relatives . . . The magical tales are all exuberant." --Washington Post

"The edgy author continues the British tradition of writing funny, spooky stories for the Christmas season." --Los Angeles Times

"Fables, reminiscences, ghost stories, recipes--Jeanette Winterson's collection of holiday-themed fiction and essays has a little of everything." --Seattle Times

"Surprising and cheering . . . A delectable read for long winter nights." --BBC

"A book for cold, clear nights and roaring fireplaces . . . The spirit of the season can be benevolent or not, but for Winterson it is always revelatory. She urges us to seize its power to transform . . . Christmas Days models this hopeful abundance throughout. Even those who great the season with ambivalence should find some treats to savor in its pages." --Lambda Literary Review

"Spooky, clever, funny, and poignant, Winterson's supernatural tales refresh our appreciation of what it truly means to give, to love, and to share joy." --Booklist

"Winterson has gathered 12 Yule-themed stories . . . She is especially good with the supernatural, using eerie and magical elements in ways that hark back to Poe and Dickens . . . Spooky, inventive, funny . . . [the book] has a 19th-century charm much needed in the grim 21st." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)