Loveland Library Re-opening Procedures and Information

A lot like Christmas: stories

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
English
Description
This new, expanded edition of Miracle and Other Christmas Stories features twelve brilliantly reimagined holiday tales, five of which are collected here for the first time. Christmas comes but once a year, yet the stories in this dazzling collection are fun to read anytime. They put a speculative spin on the holiday, giving fans of acclaimed author Connie Willis a welcome gift and a dozen reasons to be of good cheer. Brimming with Willis's trademark insights and imagination, these heartwarming tales are full of humor, absurdity, human foibles, tragedy, joy, and hope. They both embrace and send up many of the best Christmas traditions, including the holiday newsletter, Secret Santas, office parties, holiday pageants, and Christmas dinners (both elaborate and spare). There are Rockettes, the best and worst Christmas movies, modern-day Magi, Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come--and the triumph of generosity over greed. Like all the timeless classics we return to year after year, these stories affirm our faith in love, magic, and the wonder of the season. Praise for A Lot Like Christmas "A perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas--celebrating fans of [Connie] Willis's humorous SF." -- Publishers Weekly "A collection of Christmas stories with just the right blend of sugar and spice . . . sweet and sharp, whimsical and heartfelt, funny and warm . . . Fans of Willis's gently comic speculative fiction will love this collection, and it will also appeal to readers looking to get into the holiday spirit." -- Kirkus Reviews
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780399182341
9781501976360
9780399182358
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID37f500c6-403c-d686-c50f-40810dcb67c3
Grouping Titlelot like christmas
Grouping Authorconnie willis
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-26 03:54:15AM
Last Indexed2020-09-26 05:18:30AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780399182341

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Foss, Eliza.
Ganser, L.J.
Gardner, Lori.
Keating, John.
authorWillis, Connie.
author2-roleFoss, Eliza.|Narrator
Ganser, L.J.|Narrator
Gardner, Lori.|Narrator
Keating, John.|Narrator
Recorded Books, Inc.
author_displayConnie Willis
available_at_lovelandOnline OverDrive Collection
collection_lovelandOn Order
detailed_location_lovelandBoulder Main Adult Fiction
Boulder Meadows Adult Fiction
Lafayette General Fiction
Lafayette Public Library On Order
Longmont Adult Holiday
Loveland Adult Fiction - Sci Fi & Fantasy
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description"The new, expanded edition of [this book] features twelve brilliantly reimagined holiday tales, five of which are collected here for the first time. Christmas comes but once a year, yet the stories in this dazzling collection are fun to read anytime. They put a speculative spin on the holiday, giving fans of acclaimed author Connie Willis a welcome gift and a dozen reasons to be of good cheer. Brimming with Willis's trademark insights and imagination, these heart-warming tales are full of humor, absurdity, human foibles, tragedy, joy, and hope. They both embrace and send up many of the best Christmas traditions, including the holiday newsletter, Secret Santa, office parties, holiday pageants, and Christmas dinners (both elaborate and spare). There are Rockettes, and best and worst Christmas movies, modern-day Magi, Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come--and triumph of generosity over greed. Like all the time timeless classics we return to year after year, these stories affirm our faith in lvoe, magic, and the wonder of the season."-- Back cover.
format_category_lovelandBooks
eBook
format_lovelandBook
eBook
id37f500c6-403c-d686-c50f-40810dcb67c3
isbn9780399182341
9780399182358
9781501976360
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b28129878.i4274331xLafayette General FictionWil1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 06, 2019lafga
ils:.b28129878.i42613000Longmont Adult HolidayFICTION WILLIS, C.1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 13, 2020lgaha
ils:.b28129878.i42861238Loveland Adult Fiction - Sci Fi & FantasyWillis, C.1falsefalseDue Sep 25, 2020Dec 28, 2019lvffa
ils:.b28129878.i42610837Boulder Meadows Adult FictionF Will CHRISTMAS1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 08, 2020befca
ils:.b28129878.i42610771Boulder Main Adult FictionF Will CHRISTMAS1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 10, 2020bmfca
ils:.b28129878.o19550984Lafayette Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderlafga
overdrive:9d2118c4-df9f-44d8-b722-5f22788081e18Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books999999falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
rbdigitalaudiolongmont:rbdZ13644rbdZ13644RBdigital eAudio (Longmont)Online RBdigital eAudio (Longmont)eAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueRBdigital eAudio (Longmont)https://longmontco.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781501976360Available OnlineRBdigital eAudio (Longmont)
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa108Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa10-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa1011Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
itype_lovelandpaperback book
last_indexed2020-09-26T11:18:30.719Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
Short Stories
local_callnumber_lovelandOnline OverDrive
Willis, C.
owning_library_lovelandLoveland Public Library
Loveland Public Library Online
owning_location_lovelandLoveland Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9780399182341
publishDate2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b28129878BookBooksExpanded, updated edition.EnglishDel Rey Books, 2017.xvii, 518 pages ; 24 cm.
overdrive:9d2118c4-df9f-44d8-b722-5f22788081e1eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishRecorded Books, Inc.2017
rbdigitalaudiolongmont:rbdZ13644eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishRecorded Books ;2017, p2017.1 online resource (22 hr., 16 min.)
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa10eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2017
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_loveland
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b28129878.i4274331xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 137, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b28129878.i42613000On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 137, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b28129878.i42861238Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue128, 129, 1, 130, 2, 3, 131, 4, 133, 5, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 137, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b28129878.i42610837On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b28129878.i42610771On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse128, 129, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
ils:.b28129878.o19550984On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa10-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:67139169-119d-4c1e-9a2c-ac40ced7fa1011Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAudiobooks
Christmas stories
Downloadable audio books
FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction
Short stories
title_displayA lot like Christmas : stories
title_fullA Lot Like Christmas
A Lot Like Christmas Stories
A lot like Christmas : stories / Connie Willis
A lot like Christmas [electronic resource] / Connie Willis
title_shortA lot like Christmas
title_substories
topic_facetChristmas stories
FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fantasy
Fiction
Literature
Short Stories