Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor


Can you tell I'm catching up on some book reviews today?  This little gem was actually read during the Christmas holidays.  I heard about it on an online book club and wanted to read it but wasn't able to get my hands on a copy.  Out of the blue a copy arrives in my mailbox.  That alone makes this book special.

Reading it made it extra special.  This is definitely not your holly jolly Christmas story.  The hero of the tale hates Christmas and is almost happy that his uncle is dying so he has an excuse to fly home and avoid the whole Christmas thing.

Somehow Christmas still manages to find him.

This little book is full of so many wonderful zany characters that it is a joy to read.