Cather and Friends

Cather and Friends reads and discusses the work of Willa Cather, her contemporaries, and fellow Nebraskans.  Tea will be served, so bring your favorite cup. Please call 402-392-2877 to register or sign up at the store. The book for December discussion will be Journey into Christmas and Other Stories by Bess Streeter Aldrich (Bison, $19.95). The true meaning of Christmas emerges in these stories about reunited families, good fellowship, and restored faith. This is not to say that all is sugar candy. The mother in the title story faces a lonely Christmas in an empty house-but then something quite ordinary but miraculous happens. In "The Drum Goes Dead," a small-town bank cashier, a solid citizen and sterling friend, is dispirited by hard times until he discovers, through his own resources, that it is indeed a wonderful life. Here are nine other holiday stories, by turns dramatic, humorous, and inspirational. The closing piece recalls the author's childhood in Iowa. 

Event date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Journey Into Christmas and Other Stories Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780803259089
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bison - October 1st, 1985