An Algonquin tradition continues with this third stellar collection of holiday stories by some of the South's most distinguished writers. This year's volume, with a preface by the acclaimed Fred Chappell, includes stories of families, couples, children, and those on their own, illustrating the many ways that Christmas can manifest itself: from the teacher who shows one boy how to manage the world so that it's Christmas every day to the girl who, in an attempt to best her father, buys for her mother the most magnificent necklace ever. With stories and essays by Bailey White, Rick Bass, Ellen Gilchrist, Marianne Gingher, George Singleton, Michael Parker, Steve Yarbrough, Lynne Barrett, Bret Anthony Johnston, Stephen Marion and Aaron Gwyn, A Dixie Christmas celebrates a season filled with large expectations and graced with small surprises.
Each story is accompanied by watercolors frm the award-winning Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters, specially commissioned for the anthology.
about Charlene R. McCord
Charline R. McCord has taught at various colleges in the South, has published essays in the Southern Quarterly and Mississippi Quarterly, and has contributed essays to a number of books about Southern writers. She is Associate Director of PIRE's Southeast Center for Application of Prevention Technologies.
Wyatt Waters is widely known for his vibrant renditions of Southern culture. His works have been featured in Art and Antiques, American Artist, Watercolor, and Mississippi Magazine. His paintings are held in some of the largest private and corporate collections.