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A Christmas Memory

by Truman Capote
Illustrated by Beth Peck

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1981
48 pages
ISBN: 9780679800408

Age 9 and older

First published in 1956 as a short piece for adults, Capote's autobiographical masterpiece appears here in a 10+" x 8+" edition with 18 works of watercolor and ink art. Seven-year-old Buddy, Queenie the dog, their special elder friend and "fruitcake weather" cannot be easily forgotten. Set in the 1930s in rural Alabama, this eloquently expressed remembrance of Capote's adult companion is a tribute to her individuality and generosity and to the healing qualities of anticipation and appreciation.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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