cover image A Christmas Blizzard

A Christmas Blizzard

Garrison Keillor, , read by the author. . HighBridge, $26.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-59887-927-8

A round up of potential stocking stuffers: what to avoid, gift, or keep for yourself.

A Christmas Blizzard Garrison Keillor , read by the author. HighBridge , unabridged, five CDs, 5 hrs., $26.95 ISBN 978-1-59887-927-8

Keillor returns to the snowy Midwest to deliver a Dickensian tale of Chicago yuppies James and Joyce Sparrow, who venture to Looseleaf, N. Dak., to see James's dying uncle, braving a deadly blizzard and equally deadly small town eccentrics. The simple and well-written story is taken to fresh heights by the author's obvious pleasure in reading his own work. This polished production brims with seasonal cheer, caustic wit, and Keillor's signature folksy style. A Viking hardcover. (Nov.)