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A Christmas memory

Evans, Richard Paul (author.).

Summary: It's 1967, and for young Richard it's a time of heartbreak and turmoil. Over the span of a few months, his brother, Mark, is killed in Vietnam; his father loses his job and moves the family from California to his grandmother's abandoned home in Utah; and his parents make the painful decision to separate. With uncertainty rattling every corner of his life, Richard does his best to remain strong--but when he's run down by bullies at his new school, he meets Mr. Foster, an elderly neighbor who chases off the bullies and invites Richard in for a cup of cocoa. Richard becomes fast friends with the wise, solitary man who inspires Richard's love for books and whose dog, Gollum, becomes his closest companion. As the holidays approach, the joy and light of Christmas seem unlikely to permeate the Evans home as things take a grim turn for the worse. And just when it seems like he has nothing left to lose, Richard is confronted by a startling revelation. But with Mr. Foster's wisdom and kindness, he learns for the first time what truly matters about the spirit of the season: that forgiveness can heal even the deepest wounds, and love endures long after the pain of loss subsides.

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  • ISBN: 1982177446
  • ISBN: 9781982177447
  • Physical Description: print
    182 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2022.
Subject: Brothers Death Fiction
Dysfunctional families Fiction
Bullying Fiction
Neighbors Fiction
Older men Fiction
FICTION / Holidays
FICTION / Family Life / General
FICTION / Christian / General
Salt Lake City (Utah) Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christmas fiction.

Available copies

  • 133 of 135 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


  • 0 current holds with 135 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch CFIC EVANS CHR (Text) 34207002496728 Adult Fiction - Christian Checked out 02/25/2024
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch CFIC EVANS CHR (Text) 34207002496660 Adult Fiction - Inspirational Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron FIC EVA (Text) 75253000066547 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F EVA (Text) 37521531073122 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews F EVA (Text) 73351000058253 Adult Fiction Available -
Attica PL - Attica F EVANS, RICHARD (Text) 74231000127913 Adult Fiction Available -
Barton Rees Pogue Mem. PL - Upland F EVANS richard Memory (Text) 76277000043397 Fiction* Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville F EVANS R. (Text) 34706001759507 Adult Fiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler F EVA (Text) 34044001088325 Adult Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC EVA (Text) 36803001195838 FICTION Available -

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