The Christmas Quilt : A Novel

by Thomas J. Davis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 140160031x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jumieges of Gordonsville, Virginia USA on 6/2/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Jumieges from Gordonsville, Virginia USA on Monday, June 02, 2008
A book of love, hope, and warmth, The Christmas Quilt is about home, about roots, and about "one small snowflake following another, settling on the ground soft like a kiss from heaven, covering Smoky Hollow like a blanket of grace that shines white with goodness."

Reminiscent of Lee Smith's Oral History or of Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns for its intimate portrayal of mountain life in an earlier day, The Christmas Quilt is a compelling and tender account of seven months in the lives of the members of a family in the mountains of north Georgia. It will endear you not only to its storyline, but to the pictures it paints of Sunday dinners, of picking blackberries, of running train tracks, of a revival meeting, and of Granny creating a quilt for her long-absent son.


Journal Entry 2 by Jumieges at Jumieges Christmas Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, November 21, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (11/22/2008 UTC) at Jumieges Christmas Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Happy Holidays!

Journal Entry 3 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Sunday, December 14, 2008
Taking out of Jumieges' Christmas bookbox for my mom. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 4 by loriped from Keizer, Oregon USA on Friday, November 20, 2009
Adding to a Christmas Box I am hosting.

Journal Entry 5 by tostle from Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, December 03, 2009
Taking from LoriPeds Christmas Romance Bookbox! Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 6 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Saturday, December 11, 2010
I finally got around to reading this book. It was an intersting story...although a little slow. I am glad I read this book and had a strong desire to live in Smoky Hollow!

Journal Entry 7 by tostle at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (1/13/2011 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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This book is going into bookstogive's Happy Holiday's Bookbox! Happy travels!

Journal Entry 8 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, February 17, 2011
This great book returned in the Happy Holiday's Bookbox, thanks for including it. I am looking forward to reading it and then I will pass it on.

Journal Entry 9 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Sunday, March 11, 2012
It took me a while to get to this book, but am glad I selected it to read. The book's focus is on a twelve-year old boy during the final months of his grandmother's life. His relationship with her and her "final lessons" are very heart warming. No nail-biting plot, nor exploding ending, but I finished the book feeling renewed. If you want a feel-good book with no profanity, violence or sex, give this book a try.

Journal Entry 10 by wingbookstogivewing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (10/30/2012 UTC) at Burlington, Ontario Canada

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This book was selected from the General Literature VBB, I hope you like it!

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Journal Entry 11 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Thursday, November 08, 2012
I received this book today from bookstogive as my selection from her General Literature VBB. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for sending it!

Journal Entry 12 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
This book moved along a bit slowly at times, but I am glad I read it. I was somehow compelled to keep reading. It is a good picture of what it was like to live in rural America in 1942 as seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy. As bookstogive has said it is a "feel good" book.

Journal Entry 13 by wingMaranlinwing at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/26/2012 UTC) at Burlington, Ontario Canada

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Passing this one on to my sister for Christmas. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by wingstarrdustwing at Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 27, 2012
Received this in a package of BC books from my sister Maranlin for Christmas, and was so happy to have this special book to read that she picked out for me! Looking forward to reading it in the new year.

Journal Entry 15 by wingstarrdustwing at Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Sunday, December 14, 2014
I've had this book for 2 years now, so it's certainly time to read it and the timing seems right as Christmas is coming up in a couple of weeks. Looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 16 by wingstarrdustwing at Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Saturday, December 27, 2014
Finished reading this book today and it was the perfect one to read over Christmas, especially this year for me. Filled with the love and importance of family and community, as seen through the eyes of a young boy who comes of age turning 13 and stepping forward to be baptized within his church as the story unfolds in 1942. We see as well the wisdom, strength, love for family and continuous light of hope in Granny as her health gradually fails leading up to Christmas Day . . . she dies that evening and yet she instills within her family such joy that their memories of that last Christmas with her are filled with love and happiness. A story that really does "touch the soul and stir the heart".

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