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The Gift (Hardcover)

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December 2009 Indie Next List


“Every holiday season, people watch It's a Wonderful Life, and now readers will add The Gift by Cecelia Ahern to their seasonal calendar. It is sure to become an annual ritual and a holiday classic with a message -- that time is the greatest gift you can give.”
— Karin Beyer, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

Description


The Gift is a magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories. The story of Lou Suffern, a successful executive frustrated by the fact that he spends more time in the office than with his doting wife and two young children, The Gift is a tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale.... the] perfect treat for the holidays. (Sara Gruen)

Praise For…


“This modern-day Scrooge tale is a delightful read with plenty of fun twists and turns.”
-USA Today

“An updated version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol . . . with some surprising twists.”
-Boston Globe

“Charming . . . The Gift is like a warm sweater.”
-Associated Press

“A moving tale . . . The Gift weaves magical elements into modern-day setting, and will certainly appeal to readers looking for a touching supernatural tearjerker.”
-Booklist

“A winning tale of magic and redemption. . . . Ahern’s an accomplished storyteller, and her writing chops elevate this far above the normal holiday fare. There’s magic, but it’s not campy, and the sentiment is real.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Light holiday fare with a lesson . . . [that] encourages readers to appreciate the important things. . . . Ahern has a way with character.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“[A] holiday treat . . . This clever twist on the guardian angel story will appeal to Ahern’s fans and lovers of holiday fiction.”
-Library Journal

“THE GIFT is a tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale that I devoured in one sitting. It’s a perfect treat for the holidays.”
-Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061706264
ISBN-10: 0061706264
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
Pages: 302
Language: English