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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

October 2009 : UK Hardback
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
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November 2004 : USA Hardback
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.
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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
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September 1992 : UK Hardback
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
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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
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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.)
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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
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
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
Title: Auggie Wrens Christmas Story
Author(s): Paul Auster
Publisher: HorbucHHamburg HHV GmbH
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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