CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA by Celestine ibley

CHRISTMAS IN GEORGIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

is the season-- to nudge the reader toward a smile or a tear, and these liver short stories (as against another southern writer's solo The Santa on the Mantle- p.672) are all about Christmas and, in four out of five cases, about children who seem to be motherless, fatherless or both. One has a Revolutionary setting in which ounded Tory turns out to have the right sympathies; then there's the boy who gives p the calf he had trained to amuse his bed-bound brother; a boy and a girl who get lost in the woods and are take to a home where other children have made a ""smell and taste and feel"" tree for their blind mother; a youngster at a Misson, fed up with ""The Folks"" and her change of heart; and finally an old grandfather on a scrubby island who realizes ""it takes a woman to make Christmas."" It will also take a woman to appreciate this kind of story in which the sentiment is kept evergreen.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1964
Publisher: Doubleday