GREAT BOOK GURU IV
Dear Great Book Guru- I am looking for something to read over the holidays. What would you recommend? Mistletoe Mary
Dear Mistletoe, I am so glad you asked! I just read an amazing play by Frederick Stroppel-Christmas Spirit. This play is very, very funny and very, very sad. It reminds me of Wilder's Our Town, but better! The characters are well developed and oh so familiar. The premise is that Julia, a 72 year-old woman, is visited by a spirit who predicts her death will occur on the following day- Christmas. Her efforts to avoid this fate are filled with brutal, touching humor as she tries to make amends with her family while showing the spirit the joys of a "genuine family Christmas." The ending is startling and poignant. Highly recommended!