A Christmas Blizzard

A Christmas Blizzard

Large Print - 2009
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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.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781410423061
1410423069
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 336 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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The challenges of traveling during the Holiday season can sure result in some thought-provoking introspection! Read all about James Sparrow's problematic, but thought-provoking, snow-plagued attempt to reach the sunshine of Hawaii.


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diannehildebrand
Apr 24, 2017

Pretty funny. A Minnesota Christmas Carol. A little confusing at times - couldn't tell what was a dream and what was really happening.

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LindaBoatman
Jun 15, 2013

I enjoyed the book and laughed out loud a few times. It's in keeping with Garrison Keillor's very intelligent humor about the travails of ordinary people, but a bit too melancholy to read at Christmas..unless you want something completely different!

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smoreo
Jan 22, 2010

A modern parody, a great reinterpretation of Dickens' Christmas Carol, complete with ghosts and a change-of-heart ending.

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bahdabingh
Dec 24, 2009

An appropriately-titled, typically funny Keillor read. I can count on three fingers the authors who can make me laugh out loud, and Garrison's #1. Strangely, I don't find him humorous on-air.

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