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Skipping Christmas

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Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined. A classic tale for modern times, Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 132 x 193 x 20mm | 272g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0385508417
  • 9780385508414
  • 418,426

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Imagine a year without Christmas. No crowded malls, no corny office parties, no fruitcakes, no unwanted presents. That's just what Luther and Nora Krank have in mind when they decide that, just this once, they'll skip the holiday altogether. Theirs will be the only house on Hemlock Street without a rooftop Frosty; they won't be hosting their annual Christmas Eve bash; they aren't even going to have a tree. They won't need one, because come December 25 they're setting sail on a Caribbean cruise. But, as this weary couple is about to discover, skipping Christmas brings enormous consequences-and isn't half as easy as they'd imagined.
A classic tale for modern times, "Skipping Christmas offers a hilarious look at the chaos and frenzy that have become part of our holiday tradition.
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"Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today."-The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Grisham is an absolute master."-The Washington Post

"Never let it be said this man doesn't know how to spin a good yarn."-Entertainment Weekly
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"Grisham may well be the best American storyteller writing today."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "Grisham is an absolute master."--The Washington Post "Never let it be said this man doesn't know how to spin a good yarn."--Entertainment Weekly
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About John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of A Painted House, The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.
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51,581 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 19% (10,048)
4 30% (15,267)
3 34% (17,684)
2 13% (6,589)
1 4% (1,993)
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