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The Resource Strike the harp! : American Christmas stories, Owen Parry

Strike the harp! : American Christmas stories, Owen Parry

Label
Strike the harp! : American Christmas stories
Title
Strike the harp!
Title remainder
American Christmas stories
Statement of responsibility
Owen Parry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Best known for his suspenseful Civil War novels, Parry is carving out a new niche for himself as a spinner of holiday magic. Like his previous Christmas classic, 'Our Simple Gifts' (2002), these five heartwarming tales, alternated with Christmas poems, are meticulously steeped in historical detail and atmosphere. Abounding in compassion and goodwill, they represent a chronological passage through the Christmas holidays of yesteryear. From the meager Christmas in a company coal town in the late nineteenth century to the lavish but essentially empty holiday spread taken for granted by a tycoon's family in 1960, these stories resonate with bittersweet warmth and humor. As always, Parry's major strength lies in his mastery of period detail and dialogue. Another charming treasure trove of Yuletide America."
Summary
Offers five Yuletide stories spanning a century of American life, including the tales of a bootlegger who finds the spirit of Christmas, a Depression-era waitress who receives a gift, and a Cold War child who learns about sorrow in the wake of presents
Tone
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136023
Cataloging source
DLC
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Parry, Owen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E7559
LC item number
S75 2004
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Christmas stories, American
  • Christmas stories, American
Target audience
adult
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American Christmas stories
Label
Strike the harp! : American Christmas stories, Owen Parry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The lie of the land
  • On Christmas night
  • Coal & iron
  • We kings
  • Appearances
  • Herod
  • How Jimmy Mulvaney astonished the world for Christmas
  • In every inn
  • The Christmas Joe
  • The day after Christmas
Control code
ocm54529066
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780060572365
Lccn
2004044951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54529066
Label
Strike the harp! : American Christmas stories, Owen Parry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The lie of the land
  • On Christmas night
  • Coal & iron
  • We kings
  • Appearances
  • Herod
  • How Jimmy Mulvaney astonished the world for Christmas
  • In every inn
  • The Christmas Joe
  • The day after Christmas
Control code
ocm54529066
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780060572365
Lccn
2004044951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54529066

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