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A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory (1956)

by Truman Capote

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A very poignant story of a young boy learning to love life with a mentally challenged older cousin. Quite moving. ( )
  kaulsu | Jan 3, 2019 |
This Christmas story is based on Capote's relationship with an aunt and recalls Christmases where they gathered nuts and scraped pennies to gift fruitcakes. It's a lovely novella which captures the spirit of giving at Christmas. ( )
  thornton37814 | Jan 2, 2019 |
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote is a simple story on the surface, but it is loaded with complex ideas. Truman's relationship with his beloved aunt and their days leading up to Christmas is told from Truman's memory through the eyes of his six year old self. Using flowery writing and beautiful prose, his memory comes to life.
The story can stand well on it's own, but I had the added pleasure of knowing Mr. Capote through the eyes of Harper Lee, his best childhood friend, and have had the privilege to visit their home town. All of this has given me a way to connect further with the boy and his setting. ( )
  StephLaymon | Aug 12, 2018 |
Gosh, but I love this one. It makes me alternately sad and near-deliriously happy, and it's so, so beautifully written. Such a treat. ( )
  scaifea | Dec 2, 2017 |
Classic telling of a Southern small town friendship; bittersweet. ( )
  clifforddham | Feb 22, 2017 |
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Capote's "A Christmas Memory" ("Un ricordo di Natale", "Eine Weihnachts-Erinnerung", "Een kerstherinnering", etc.) should not be confused with his "One Christmas" ("Un Noel", "Eine Weinechtan", "Un Natale", etc).
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In: Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Short Novel and Three Stories (Modern Library, 1994) pp. 143-161.
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A Christmas Memory is the classic memoir of Truman Capote's childhood in rural Alabama. Until he was ten years old, Capote lived with distant relatives. This book is an autobiographical story of those years and his frank and fond memories of one of his cousins, Miss Sook Faulk. The text is illustrated with full color illustrations that add greatly to the story without distracting from Capote's poignant prose.

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A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them.

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