By Truman Capote
Taking its position subsequent to Breakfast at Tiffany's and In chilly Blood at the smooth Library bookshelf is that this new and unique variation of Capote's most famed brief tales: “A Christmas Memory,” “One Christmas,” and “A Thanksgiving Memory.”
All 3 tales are uncommon by way of Capote's tender interaction of adolescence sensibility and recollective imaginative and prescient.
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