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A stubborn sweetness and other stories for the Christmas season / by Katherine Paterson.

By: Paterson, Katherine.
Contributor(s): Paterson, Katherine. Angels and other strangers | Paterson, Katherine. Midnight clear.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2013]Edition: 1st edition.Description: x, 185 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780664239152 (alk. paper); 0664239153 (alk. paper).Uniform titles: Short stories. Selections Subject(s): Christmas stories, American | Children's stories, AmericanDDC classification: [Fic]
Contents:
Exultate jubilate -- Star lady -- In the desert, a highway -- On the night of his birth -- Angels and other strangers -- Merit badges -- Guests -- Watchman, tell us of the night -- Broken windows -- Woodrow Kennington works practically a miracle -- No room in the inn -- The handmaid of the Lord -- A stubborn sweetness.
Summary: This compilation includes stories of real-life people such as a shopping mall's night watchman, a lonely widower, a pregnant teenage runaway, a political prisoner in China, a grieving mother, and a privileged American, who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas because of loss, pain, greed, or circumstances. Through unexpected and uplifting ways, each is reminded of the first Christmas story and the vision of hope and peace it offers the world. They realize that even in the darkness, the light and song of Christmas can be seen and heard.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
Main BV4515.3 .P38 2013 (Browse shelf) Available 15-157

All but one story previously published in the anthologies "Angels and Other Strangers" and "A Midnight Clear."

Exultate jubilate -- Star lady -- In the desert, a highway -- On the night of his birth -- Angels and other strangers -- Merit badges -- Guests -- Watchman, tell us of the night -- Broken windows -- Woodrow Kennington works practically a miracle -- No room in the inn -- The handmaid of the Lord -- A stubborn sweetness.

This compilation includes stories of real-life people such as a shopping mall's night watchman, a lonely widower, a pregnant teenage runaway, a political prisoner in China, a grieving mother, and a privileged American, who have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas because of loss, pain, greed, or circumstances. Through unexpected and uplifting ways, each is reminded of the first Christmas story and the vision of hope and peace it offers the world. They realize that even in the darkness, the light and song of Christmas can be seen and heard.

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