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Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

(1991)
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A timeless, utterly charming Christmas fable, beautifully illustrated and destined to become a classic

When Paul Auster was asked by The New York Times to write a Christmas story for the Op-Ed page, the result, "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story," led to Auster's collaboration on a film adaptation, Smoke. Now the story has found yet another life in this enchanting illustrated edition.

It begins with a writer's dilemma: he's been asked by The New York Times to write a story that will appear in the paper on Christmas morning. The writer agrees, but he has a problem: How to write an unsentimental Christmas story? He unburdens himself to his friend at his local cigar shop, a colorful character named Auggie Wren. "A Christmas story? Is that all?" Auggie counters. "If you buy me lunch, my friend, I'll tell you the best Christmas story you ever heard. And I guarantee every word of it is true."

And an unconventional story it is, involving a lost wallet, a blind woman, and a Christmas dinner. Everything gets turned upside down. What's stealing? What's giving? What's a lie? What's the truth? It's vintage Auster, and pure pleasure: a truly unsentimental but completely affecting tale.


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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-571-24977-9 / 978-0-571-24977-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-8050-7723-5 / 978-0-8050-7723-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1992 : USA Hardback

Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story Signed
Author(s): Paul Auster, Brian Cronin
ISBN: 1-884381-04-9 / 978-1-884381-04-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Drenttel Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 1-870380-10-X / 978-1-870380-10-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Delos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1992 : UK Leather Bound

Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 1-870380-09-6 / 978-1-870380-09-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Delos Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster, Brian Cronin
ISBN: 0-9625224-5-7 / 978-0-9625224-5-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Olympia & York Companies (U. S. A.)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

December 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster, Brian Cronin
ISBN: 1-884381-05-7 / 978-1-884381-05-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Drenttel Editions
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 1-870380-11-8 / 978-1-870380-11-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Delos P.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Auggie Wrens Christmas story
Author(s): Paul Auster
ISBN: 0-9625224-4-9 / 978-0-9625224-4-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Drenttel
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Auggie Wrens Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: HorbucHHamburg HHV GmbH
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Auggie Wren's Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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