A Town Divided by Christmas

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$24.95  $23.20
Blackstone Publishing
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5.8 X 5.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender's Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Emily Rankin is the narrator of numerous award-winning books. She currently resides with her husband and three kids in Los Angeles, California.

Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's birthday honors for services to drama.


There is nowhere better to spend Christmas than in the western North Carolina mountains, and Orson Scott Card is the perfect storyteller to take you there.

-- "Sharyn McCrumb, New York Times bestselling author of The Unquiet Grave"

This being a Christmas novel, there is, of course, a chance of romance, for both Spunky and-surprisingly-Elyon. Elyon's courtship, especially, yields quite a bit of humor. There is also the mystery surrounding the feud that split the town, and a good dose of Christmas spirit. Card doesn't take himself or his Christmas story too seriously. More than once, there are humorous references to Hallmark Christmas movies, even as it's obvious that the book would make a fine one. The story is sweet, but not syrupy, and quirky enough to be thoroughly entertaining even if (satisfyingly) predictable.

-- "Greensboro News and Record (North Carolina)"