• 56-58: Reading For The Soul

    Posted by Marion Abbott, 6 years ago

    I started four other books before turning to some old favourites for some much-needed soul comfort.
    Mama's Bank Account - Kathryn Forbes
    A lovely book that tells of a Norwegian family living in San Francisco during the early 1900's. Each chapter tells a different story of the various family members' adventures. The dignity, love and warmth of this book make it a lovely, lovely read. Highly recommended.

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
    I still remember my Grade Four school teacher reading this to my class and I've been hooked ever since! The Herdmans are the worst kids in town and suddenly find themselves playing the 'starring roles' in the local church Christmas Pageant. If you haven't read this, do it! Do it now! It will make you both laugh and cry, and maybe make you reconsider the Christmas story. (Extra highly recommended to those of you that have ever directed/produced a church Christmas show! :P)

    Redbird Christmas - Fannie Flagg
    A short novel by Flagg that tells of Oswald Campbell who moves to Florida to live out his life due to his poor health. Once there, he finds himself becoming a part of a very special community and very special miracles begin to happen. Not my favourite Fannie Flagg, but a wonderful Christmas read nonetheless.

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  • 6 years ago

    Marion, every year I pull out my copy of A Prayer for Owen Meany just so that I can read the Christmas pageant chapter -- which is about the most disastrous yet hilarious pageant imaginable, and makes me howl with laughter every time. Thanks for this recommendation. I've put the Christmas pageant book on hold at the local library and I look forward to it. I haven't directed a pageant in a few years, but I still bear the scars, LOL. (In a good way, of course!)

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  • Marion Abbott

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    6 years ago

    A Prayer For Owen Meany? It's on my list to get. The other great 'pageant chapter' is in one of Stuart McLean books but I'm not sure which one it is - I'll have a look and get back to you - it's hilarious also. :)

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  • 6 years ago

    I love Redbird Christmas - I try to re-read it nearly every Xmas. Thanks for reminding me & I have already added the other 2 to my Wish List. Keep 'em coming!

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