A Christmas Blizzard by Garrison Keillor (SC)
“A Christmas Blizzard is the story of James Sparrow who dreads the holiday and the poignant memories it dredges up and who longs to spend December in Hawaii. But his wife adores Christmas and cannot bear to miss it. A phone call from cousin Liz in James's hometown of Looseleaf, N.D. — his uncle Earl is dying — brings James out of the doldrums and he flies to Looseleaf just in time to be snowed in by a major blizzard. There is a ghost, a wise man of San Francisco, a genial uncle, an undercover FBI agent, a steamy sauna scene, and the singing of Christmas carols. And several feet of snow. ” - Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor spins a whimsical tale about contemporary life and the American holiday season. In it, a wealthy but unhappy Midwesterner is trapped in a North Dakota blizzard on his way to a resplendent tropical holiday. When the electricity fails, ghosts and spirits begin to appear, leading our character into a series of magical and ultimately redemptive experiences. Distinctively packaged and bound in a sweet, compact size. Softcover book has been slightly revised and updated.