This is my very favorite Christmas story of all time. What more could one wish for - a dog named Buddy, a young boy growing to adulthood with a very unusual aunt, fruitcake, snow and home-made kites. All this from Truman Capote. Really special - read this!! — Nancy Scheemaker
First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. We are proud to be reprinting this warm and delicately illustrated edition of A Christmas Memory--"a tiny gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review). Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: "It's fruitcake weather!" Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship between two innocent souls--one young and one old--and the memories they share of beloved holiday rituals.