Includes stories by Robert Olen Butler, Kelly Cherry, Kate Chopin, Debra Gray De Nous and O'Neil De Noux, Laura J. Dulaney, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Harnett T. Kane, James Knudsen, Patty Friedmann Muchmore, Solomon Northrup, Katherine Anne Porter, Kenneth Robbins, Lyle Saxon, Genaro Ky Ly Smith, Sheryl St. Germain, and Ruth McEnery Stuart
No others celebrate the season quite like the Cajuns, the Creoles, and the sundry peoples who populate the Bayou State. Louisiana Christmas is a festive fais do do, whether a buoyant communal celebration around a bonfire on a riverbank or a quiet reverie before a warm fireplace.
Snowflakes serve only as trimming in these stories about the basic themes of Christmastime-the expectant birth of a special baby, a family homecoming, and the exchanging of gifts. In these sixteen stories the traditional winter wonderland of icicles and sleigh rides is missing, for Christmas in Louisiana can be subtropical. The grass may be green, the roses still in bloom, and the children in shorts.
Rare: out of print