Publishers Weekly gave this heartwarming story a starred review and a place on its "Recommended Holiday Reading List," describing it as "truly an interfaith tale, a profile of a family in which the mother is Jewish and the father Christian. . . As the parents perform the annual negotiations of latkes and parties and wrapping paper (red or blue?), their five-year-old son becomes seriously ill, making the entire family realize anew the central message of both Hanukkah and Christmas: Miracles are possible. The novella is simply and beautifully presented. Bache, a Willa Cather Prize recipient, clearly knows how to tell a story. What could be cloying or manipulative is instead full of honest emotion"
Used availability for Ellyn Bache's Holiday Miracles
September 2001 : USA Hardback
November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition