My True Love Gave to Me : Twelve Holiday Stories
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 137 x 206 x 25mm | 295g
- 25 Oct 2016
- St. Martin's Griffin
- New York
- Illustrations, unspecified; Illustrations, unspecified
"Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal." --Kirkus (starred review) "There's no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories...a rare seasonal treat." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It's a Christmas miracle! This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire." --Booklist (starred review) "Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round." --School Library Journal (starred review) "Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. This is what all anthologies should aspire to be." --RT Book Review, 4.5 stars, Top Pick "This collection of holiday stories reminds readers that while the season can be painful, it's also a time of hope. It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves." --The New York Times Book Review "My True Love Gave to Me is a plummy treat... Its best stories are worth savoring long past the seasonal expiration date and even beyond the teen years." --The Washington Post "Satisfying and just sweet enough, like a good Christmas cookie, this will obviously appeal to those readers who get out the holiday decorations the day after Halloween, and it may even convert a Scrooge or two." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
About Stephanie Perkins
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers "Anna and the French Kiss" and "Lola and the Boy Next Door," as well as "Isla and the Happily Ever After." "My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories" is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina."