Seventeen stories about the varieties of the Christmas experience by seventeen of our finest storytellers, and not one relies on borrowed feelings or seasonal stereotypes, and one engage in the grand yuletide conspiracy of mirth and good cheer. Yes, it's a wonderful life...for some of he people, some of the time. But fiction that tells the truth is never about the merry citizens of Blissville or Bedford Falls. And during the incessant holiday festivities, our own chronic troubles are acutely magnified; our losses are more keenly felt. These Blue Christmas stories are not the palliative escape from reality that we've come to expec from our saccharine Christmas narratives, but are, in fact, pluges into an oftentimes distressing reality. They offer you the gifts of honesty, suspense, and transport. They'll carry you away to a world more intriguing and compelling than the one you spend your days in.
Used availability for John Dufresne's Blue Christmas
October 2011 : USA Paperback
January 2013 : USA Paperback