Monday, September 24, 2012

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas

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Last Friday I found a thick brown envelope with a return address from Simon and Schuster waiting for me on my doorstep. I wasn't expecting a book to review from S&S and couldn't imagine what was inside the envelope, so I tore it open right away to find out.

The envelope held a soft cover copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas. I flipped open to the Table of Contents and, sure enough, I found my true story "Unexpected Joy" listed on page 195 in Chapter 6 (A Few Good Elves).

This new book is a reissue of a hardcover which was published in 2010 with limited distribution.

I love the nostalgic-looking, muted colors on the updated cover. The youngsters peek out from the stairs, dressed in their pajmas and slippers, gazing in awe at the presents beneath the Christmas tree.

The endorsement on the back cover is priceless: "Chicken Soup for the Soul has done it again, with an extra-large collection of joyful Christmas stories!" Santa Claus!

 According to the Chicken Soup for the Soul website, the publication date for The Gift of Christmas is October 9.

15 comments:

  1. How wonderful, Donna! And I don't think you could get a better blurb than that. :)

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  2. What a fun thing arrived for you! I love the cover too...Christmas just means nostalgic thoughts and scenes. Have a good last week of September.

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    1. Hi Claudia,
      Thanks. Hope you have a good end of the month too.
      Donna

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  3. Oh, I love the cover, too! You know how I am about nostalgia! :)
    What a great surprise, and congrats again!

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    1. Thanks, Becky. Yep. I know how you like nostalgia. Me, too.
      donna

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  4. Donna--Congratulations. And the cover does bring back fond memories from decades (and decades and decades) ago.

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  5. I too love that warm, old fashioned cover. Congratulations, Donna, on being a part of that beautiful book!

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  6. What a nice surprise. Kind of like Christmas in September.

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  7. Hi Tammy,
    Thanks. It is exciting.

    Hi Val,
    That's what I thought--Christmas in September.

    Donna

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  8. Wonderful! The gift that keeps on giving. Happy Holidays early!

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