Literature - Fiction

The Twelve Days Of Christmas – Imaginative, Funny And Bold Tales

Christmas Days -12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days
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For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From jovial spirits to a donkey with a golden nose, a haunted house to a SnowMama, Winterson’s innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers. => More Information…


Stories and Sherry Trifle: A Christmas Gift From the Novelist Jeanette Winterson

The New York Times Book Review – December 20, 2016 (Excerpt)

Jeanette Winterson, best known for her autobiographical novel, “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,” grew up in a town near Manchester, England, the adopted daughter of Pentecostal missionaries. Her mother, the central, towering figure of Jeanette’s life (often referred to, rather chillingly, as “Mrs. Winterson”), was a God-fearing depressive who believed happiness would come to her only in a post-Armageddon world, alongside Jesus and the Saved. She would regularly punish Jeanette by locking her outside overnight or even in the family coal hole. When Jeanette fell in love with another girl at age 16 — instead of becoming the missionary she was raised to be — her mother kicked her out of the house. It wasn’t an idyllic childhood. => Read more…