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The Christmas pearl

by Frank, Dorothea Benton.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 21 of 21 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC FRANK
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Summary

Theodora is the matriarch of a family that has grown into a bunch of truculent knuckleheads. While she's finally gotten them all together in South Carolina to celebrate, this Christmas looks nothing like the extravagant, homey holidays of her childhood.

What happened to the days when Christmas meant tables groaning with home-cooked goodies, over-the-top decorations, and long chats in front of the fire with Pearl, her grandmother's beloved housekeeper and closest confidante?

Luckily for Theodora, a special someone who heard her plea for help arrives, with pockets full of enough Gullah magic and common sense to make Theodora's Christmas the love-filled miracle it's meant to be.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With her truculent family gathered at her stately Charleston mansion for Christmas, 93-year-old matriarch Theodora is having a hard time tolerating the lot of them. Theodora hankers for her 1920s childhood, when Pearl, the family's stern black maid, enforced strict houshold discipline and took no guff while working hard at Christmas, all the while singing gospel favorites such as "Come en Go wid Me." When Theodora's usual maid is called away, Pearl herself (as a ghost) blows in, ready to set the house in order, She unearths the antique creche and other Christmas heirlooms long buried, and altering the family's general bad temper. Frank (The Land of Mango Sunsets) includes homegrown recipes that further sweeten this Lowcountry holiday confection. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Christmas stories.
South Carolina -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :William Morrow,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 139 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780061438448 (acid-free paper)
0061438448 (acid-free paper)
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