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A Christmas Blizzard

By Garrison Keillor

A short comic novel about a Hawaii-bound holiday traveler who ends up stranded in his North Dakota hometown during a blizzard.

A wealthy and depressed man (thanks to the economy he’s not quite rich enough to expand his cache of paintings by Vincent Van Guy, the famed Dutch realist) bound for Christmas in the tropics is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota to visit an ailing aunt. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. The electricity goes out, and when it does, figures from his childhood appear, and historical figures too, for a festive candlelit holiday. In his reverie, our man reaches an epiphany worthy of the season—he hears the harkening angels sing, he is awed by the silence of the night (dead quiet: not even TV) and when he is finally rescued, leaves North Dakota resolved to simplify his life.

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780670021369


Format: Book
Author: Keillor, Garrison
Title: A Christmas blizzard / Garrison Keillor.
Publisher Date: New York : Viking, 2009.
Subject: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780670021369
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Keillor
Oclc: 319501311
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Bib Id: 323917

Format: Book
Author: Keillor, Garrison
Title: A Christmas blizzard / Garrison Keillor.
Publisher, Date: New York : Viking, 2009.
Description: 180 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Subjects: Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
LCCN: 2009035850
ISBN: 9780670021369
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Keillor