A Kentucky Christmas

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Lyon, George Ella, 1949-
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2003.
Online Access:Available in Books at JSTOR: Evidence-Based Acquisition.

"A gigantic gift full of literary goodies . . . holiday stories poems, songs and essays, there should be something for anyone who opens this package." -- Kentucky Monthly

A celebration of holiday poetry, fiction, essays, recipes, and songs by more than sixty of the Bluegrass state's finest writers. Gathered here are writings from some of the legendary voices of Kentucky--and the nation--as well as original Christmas stories and poetry from some of the state's emerging talents. Among the contributors to this handsome collection are Kentucky's visionaries, storytellers, historians, singers, cooks, children's authors, and poets, including all five Kentucky Poet Laureates. A delight for anyone interested in Kentucky literature, history, or traditions, A Kentucky Christmas promises to be a wonderful holiday gift, a treasured family keepsake, and a necessary addition for libraries and for personal collections.

"This book could accurately be called 'A Kentucky Christmas Tree,' since it is a structure with various good-sized branches, all hung or draped with bits of holiday cheer."-- Appalachian Center Newsletter
"Celebrates Kentucky traditions from the first Christmas on the Falls of the Ohio to settlement days along the Cumberland to Appalachian country store windows on Christmas Eve."-- Floyd County Times

"This cornucopia of a book will appeal to all who count the season as the best time of the year."-- Southern Living

"This book will become a holiday classic."-- Suite101.com

Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780813141268 (online)
9780813141442 (online)
Author Notes:George Ella Lyon is the award-winning author of more than forty books for children and adults, including She Let Herself Go: Poems, With a Hammer for My Heart, Don't You Remember?, Holding On to Zoe, and Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.