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When Angels Sing: A Christmas Story

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Publisher Comments:

When Michael Walker was a child, he'd wished that every day could be Christmas. But that was thirty years ago, before a tragic accident changed his life one Christmas morning.

He still can't muster any spirit for the holidays--and he doesn't want to. For him, it will always be a time of pain, a memory of that day. He scowls at his neighbors' fervent holiday traditions and even at his own children's joyful anticipation of the season's celebrations.

But when his young son faces a sadness as profound as his own, Michael is the only one who can save him. It takes nothing short of a miracle to give Michael the courage to make peace with his past and find the hope, joy, and spirit that he lost.

A testament to the depth of a parent's love, When Angels Sing is a life-affirming story you won't soon forget.

Review:

"Though this Christmas story lacks the art of Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol,' it does get you to shed a tear or two. In 128 pages, a young boy-watches his brother drown on Christmas day and carries the grief well into adulthood. Years later, when his own son is in peril, he prays for a miracle. It comes in the form of Old Saint Nick—or a man who bears an uncanny resemblance. If that plot sounds predictable, it is, but it's also forgivable in this kind of story. With settings as diverse as San Antonio, the mountains of New Mexico, and present-day Los Angeles, Pipkin manages to build a contemporary fable that only gets unpleasantly saccharine toward the very end. By that time, the season's sentimentality is upon us, and we close the book with a merry nod, ready to believe, however briefly, in all good things." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

This classic Christmas story of rekindled spirit is the inspiration behind the 2013 holiday film Angels Sing, starring

Synopsis:

This classic Christmas story of rekindled spirit is the inspiration behind the 2013 holiday film Angels Sing, starring

About the Author

Turk Pipkin lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. He is author of seven books, including the novel Fast Greens, and is a contributing editor for Texas Monthly. He has written for magazines, television, and film.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565122529
Author:
Pipkin, Turk
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Games
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.34x5.27x.72 in. .55 lbs.

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