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Title:
Nora Bonesteel's Christmas past
Author:
McCrumb, Sharyn, 1948- , author.
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]

©2014
Physical Description:
273 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Summary:
When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when the new owners decide to stay in their summer home through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781410474162
Format :
Book

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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorWhen someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But they decide to stay through Christmas, and find more than old memories in the walls. And on Christmas Eve, when Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne are called to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.


Author Notes

Sharyn McCrumb was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on February 26, 1948. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an M.A. in English from Virginia Tech. Her novels include the Elizabeth MacPherson series and the Ballad series. St. Dale won a 2006 Library of Virginia Award and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award. Ghost Riders won the Wilma Dykeman Award for Literature and the Audie Award for Best Recorded Book. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Sherwood Anderson Short Story Award, the Perry F. Kendig Award for Achievement in Literary Arts, the Chaffin Award for Southern Literature, and the Plattner Award for Short Story. In 2014, she received the Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Southern Literature by North Carolina's Chowan University.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

McCrumb pays a Christmastime visit to a small town in the east Tennessee mountains in this novella, which follows ten novels in the "Ballad" series (King's Mountain). Nora has the gift of the "sight," allowing her to foresee deaths and talk with ghosts. Her neighbors, the summer people who purchased the old Honeycutt mansion, decide to spend Christmas at the mansion rather than returning to Florida for the winter. When their fake pink Christmas tree inexplicably continues to topple, they begin to worry that the house may be haunted and seek Nora's help. Meanwhile, on Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and his deputy head deep into the mountains to find the man responsible for the hit-and-run damage to a senator's car. Unhappy about arresting someone on Christmas Eve and trying to beat the predicted snowstorm, the men are in for an unexpected afternoon when they find their suspect. VERDICT Full of Appalachian atmosphere and Christmas memories, McCrumb's first-ever holiday tale offers a welcome glimpse into the lives of her most popular characters that will please the author's many fans. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.