The inimitable Garrison Keillor spins qa Christmas tale that makes Dickens seem unimaginative by comparisonq (Charlotte Creative Loafing) Snow is falling all across the Midwest as James Sparrow, a country- bumpkin-turned-energy-drink-tycoon, and his wife awaken in their sky- rise apartment overlooking Chicago. Even down with the stomach bug, Mrs. Sparrow yearns to see The Nutcracker while James yearns only to escape-the faux-cheer, the bitter cold, the whole Christmas season. An urgent phone call from his hometown of Looseleaf, North Dakota, sends James into the midst of his lunatic relatives and a historic blizzard. As he hunkers weather the storm, the electricity goes out and James is visited by a parade of figures who deliver him an epiphany worthy of the season, just in time to receive Mrs. Sparrow's wonderful Christmas gift. Garrison Keillor's holiday farce is the perfect gift for the millions of fans who tune into A Prairie Home Companion every week.She had lost last nighta#39;s dinner and taken a glass of Everwell Crystals to quell the uprising and now she needed to get her mind off it. She thought ... The fry cook in Ala#39;s had more heart about making a western omelet than she had for poetry.
|Title||:||A Christmas Blizzard|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2009-11-03|