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Star bright! : a Christmas story

by Greeley, Andrew M., 1928-2013.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
Available (8)
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Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC GRE
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC GRE
Brentwood Library Fiction FIC G XMAS COLL
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC G XMAS COLL
Clairton Public Library Fiction F GREE
Location  Clairton Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F GREE
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Gre HOLIDAY
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Adult Fiction
Call Number  Fic Gre HOLIDAY
Plum Community Library Fiction FIC GRE
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC GRE
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction GRE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  GRE
Western Allegheny Community Library Fiction Holiday Collection F GREELEY
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Fiction Holiday Collection
Call Number  F GREELEY
Whitehall Public Library Holiday Collection FIC Greeley
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Holiday Collection
Call Number  FIC Greeley
Unavailable (1)
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Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek
Collection  Fiction
A Christmas love story involves an Irish-American everyman named Jack Flanigan and the object of his infatuation, a young Russian woman studying at Harvard, whom he invites home for Christmas, sending his family into a tizzy.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this slim offering, the prolific priest-author tells a brief Christmastime love story. Jack Flanigan, an Irish American thirtysomething Boston College student, meets and (against his own counsel) falls in love with Odessa Shuskulya, a mysterious young Russian who is studying at nearby Harvard. Their relationship evolves, and soon Jack's entire family (a large brood from the Chicago's South Side) is badgering him to bring her home. Impulsively, Flanigan invites Odessa to spend Christmas in Chicago, despite what he sees as the dysfunctionality of his family. When Jack and Odessa arrive, most of the family members are in a typical modern Christmas mood: crabby and unpleasant. This being a magical Christmas tale, of course, the exotic, mystical Odessa, with her fascinating foreign ways, weaves her wizardry, ultimately having a tranquilizing effect on the obnoxious Flanigan family and changing their lives and attitudes forever. Greeley's fans will enjoy this uncomplicated, innocent tale. --Kathleen Hughes"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Not your average Christmas tale, this big-hearted but saccharine short novel sets up callow Boston College student Jack Flanigan with beautiful, soulful Harvard undergrad Tatiana Alexseevna Shuskulya, just in time for Advent. A Russian studies major, Jack first glimpses Tatiana reading a Russian newspaper and, trying to show off his meager command of the language, succeeds only in making her acquaintance. As the two pious but hormonally healthy virgins become friends, Jack worries that Tatiana will spend Christmas alone, invites her (with some trepidation) home to Chicago for the holiday, then watches the Scripture-citing Orthodox girl with the "rich and glorious breasts" sweep his pugnacious Irish family off its feet. Scattered throughout the book are poems, songs, stories from Tatiana's homeland¬Ďand more blarney about Mother Russia and the True Meaning of Christmas than most readers will be able to swallow in such a concentrated dose. As usual, former priest Greeley is a kindly matchmaker and a forgiving Catholic: fans may gobble down his latest confection like so much Christmas rom-baba. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Harvard University -- Fiction.
Mystics -- Fiction.
Cambridge (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Forge,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 127 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 031286387X (acid-free paper)
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