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17 stories about the varieties of the Christmas experience by 17 of our finest storytellers, and not one borrows feelings or seasonal stereotypes. They offer the gifts of honesty, suspense, and transport. They'll carry you away to a world more intriguing and compelling than the one you spend your days in.
About the Author
John Dufresne’s Louisiana Power & Light was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He’s the author of two story collections, The Way That Water Enters Stone and Johnny Too Bad, and the novels Love Warps the Mind a Little, also a Times Notable Book of the Year; Deep in the Shade of Paradise, and Requiem, Mass. He wrote the screenplay
with Donald Papy for the film To Live and Die in Dixie. His play Trailerville was produced at New York’s Blue Heron Theater in 2005. His stories have been included in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2003 and Best American Mystery Stories of 2007 and 2010. His books on writing, The Lie That Tells a Truth and Is Life Like This? are used in many university writing programs. He’s a professor at Florida International University and lives in Dania Beach with his wife, Cindy Chinelly.