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A Christmas memory / Richard Paul Evans.


It’s 1967, and for young Richard it’s a time of heartbreak and turmoil. Over the span of a few months, his brother, Mark, is killed in Vietnam; his father loses his job and moves the family from California to his grandmother’s abandoned home in Utah; and his parents make the painful decision to separate. With uncertainty rattling every corner of his life, Richard does his best to remain strong—but when he’s run down by bullies at his new school, he meets Mr. Foster, an elderly neighbor who chases off the bullies and invites Richard in for a cup of cocoa. Richard becomes fast friends with the wise, solitary man who inspires Richard’s love for books and whose dog, Gollum, becomes his closest companion. As the holidays approach, the joy and light of Christmas seem unlikely to permeate the Evans home as things take a grim turn for the worse. And just when it seems like he has nothing left to lose, Richard is confronted by a startling revelation. But with Mr. Foster’s wisdom and kindness, he learns for the first time what truly matters about the spirit of the season: that forgiveness can heal even the deepest wounds, and love endures long after the pain of loss subsides. -- from Amazon.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982177447
  • ISBN: 1982177446
  • Physical Description: 182 pages ; 19 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2022.
Subject: Brothers > Death > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Forgiveness > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Neighbors > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Children of divorced parents > Fiction.
Holidays > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Belief and doubt > Fiction.
Salt Lake City (Utah) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.

Available copies

  • 14 of 16 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Wornstaff Library. (Show)


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Wornstaff Library F EVA (Text) 30011000639246 Fiction Available -
Arcanum Library F EVA 11/22 (Text) 34530001555271 Fiction Available -
Blanchester Library FIC EVANS (Text) 39018002772322 Fiction New Books Available -
Bucyrus Library EVA (Text) 33171003815370 Adult Inspiration Available -
Cardington-Lincoln Library FIC EVAN (Text) 30040000580969 Fiction Available -
Community Library (Sunbury) FIC Eva (Text) 30210313171695 New Books Available -
Galion Library FIC EVAN (Text) 35920505782100 Adult Fiction Available -
J.R. Clarke Library F EVAN (Text) 30060000231108 New Books Available -
Marvin Memorial Library F EVAN Christmas (Text) 30202002405351 Fiction Available -
Mount Gilead Library Fic Eva (Text) 30151000646849 3rd Floor - Fiction Available -
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