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A Christmas Blizzard: A Novel (original 2009; edition 2011)

by Garrison Keillor

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Title:A Christmas Blizzard: A Novel
Authors:Garrison Keillor
Info:Penguin Books (2011), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 192 pages
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Rating:****
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A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor (2009)

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Very Garrison Keillor ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
difficult to follow or make any sense of. boring ( )
  carolynsuarez | Jan 7, 2014 |
Set in North Dakota with shades of A Christmas Carol, this was an enjoyable Christmas Story. A tale about appreciating the little things, not sure what else to say other than this is a good story especially for North Dakotans! (or anyone who likes the Christmas Carol premise)

Highly recommend.

4 Stars ( )
  susiesharp | Dec 20, 2013 |
Imagine Garrison Keilor telling a Christmas story--it's set somewhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin, in the north but not too far north, and includes salt of the earth people, wry humor and sly pokes at some upper midwest types as well as a subtle point and a happy ending. Here it is, only minus Keilor's rumbling voice and perfect verbal timing. ( )
  nmele | Apr 6, 2013 |
A CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD is a small book, which is just as well because I found it to be hard work to read. In fact the only reason I didn’t give up on it was because it was chosen as the December discussion book for two online book discussions groups I belong to.
  sally906 | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670021369, Hardcover)

A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he-s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season-he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

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A wealthy and depressed Chicago man, bound for Christmas in Hawaii, is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. During his stay, he reaches an epiphany worthy of the season and resolves to simplify his life.… (more)

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