Synopses & Reviews
Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. Thats just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, theyll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they wont be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they arent even going to have a tree. They wont need one, because come December 25 theyre setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isnt half as easy as theyd imagined.
A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
"Skipping Christmas," the perennial hardcover bestseller, is available this season in hardcover and, for the first time ever, also available in a mass market movie-tie in edition on sale 10/12. The book ties in with the major motion picture, "Christmas With The Kranks," starring Tim Allen, Tim Akroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis. 0-385-50841-7$14.95 / Bantam
About the Author
John Grisham is the author of A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.