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Christmas on the Great Plains (Bur Oak Book) (edição: 2004)
de Dorothy Dodge Robbins, Kenneth Robbins (Editor)
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Christmas on the Great Plains (Bur Oak Book) de Dorothy Dodge Robbins
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For the inhabitants of the Great Plains, the month of December is thirty-one days of progressively receding sunlight, unremittingly low temperatures, and the ever-present threat - if not the reality - of knee-high snow. Arriving at the peak of this blustery weather, Christmas is extended as far as possible on both sides of December 25. On the Great Plains, December needs a Christmas season, not just a single day. Featuring stories and essays by both classic and contemporary regional authors, including Willa Cather, Hamlin Garland, Paul Engle, Constance Vogel, and Ted Kooser, Christmas on the Great Plains offers unique geographic, historical, and cultural perspectives on winter's holiday celebrations and traditions - from lutefisk and julebukking to sleighbells and twinkling lights - that will be appreciated by anyone who has braved the wintry plains. The stories in this collection unwrap like so many holiday packages, revealing a varied assortment of gifts. Moments of communal beauty and happiness are common, as in Mary Swander's The Living Creche, where her friends reenact the nativity scene at Fairview School, or in Mari Sandoz's The Christmas of the Phonograph Records, where
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.0108334 — Literature American and Canadian American fiction Anthologies and Criticism Short fiction
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