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by John Grisham

This book is, as it says somewhere on the cover, "a modern holiday classic". It is about a couple whose daughter leaves to join the Peace Corps and help people less fortunate. Her parents decide that since she isn't going to be home with them, they will skip the hassle of Christmas all together (no lights, no tree, no cards, not a single thing) and go on a ten day cruise. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) things do not work out at all as planned.

This book is very short and sweet. I read in one day while vacationing in the Poconos after Christmas. It not only entertained me and made me laugh, but it also reminded me of the real reasons for the season. I will, without a doubt be re-reading this book many Christmas Eves to come. It has become a part of my holiday ritual and I'm sure you will feel the same once you read it.

This book would make a great movie.  A great  addition to the Grinch and Christmas Vacation.

(By the way, Grisham is coming out with another book called The Summons this coming February. It is a regular length Grisham book unlike this one, and from the title, I'm guessing it has lawyers in it which means Grisham is returning to his original genre. Two books in one year! What luck for us Grisham fans!)




You can own this book!!