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by Marci Alborghetti

In the tradition of The Christmas Shoes and A Christmas on Jane Street, the heartwarming story of The Christmas Glass shows how, today as always, the Christmas miracle works its wonders in the human heart.

In the early days of World War II in Italy, Anna, a young widow who runs a small orphanage, carefully wraps her most cherished possessions -- a dozen hand-blown, German-made, Christmas ornaments, handed down by her mother -- and sends them to a cousin she hasn't seen in years.

Anna is distressed to part with her only tangible reminder of her mother, but she worries that the ornaments will be lost or destroyed in the war, especially now that her orphanage has begun to secretly shelter Jewish children. Anna's young cousin Filomena is married with two-year-old twins when she receives the box of precious Christmas glass.

After the war, Filomena emigrates to America, where the precious ornaments are passed down through the generations. After more than forty years, twelve people come to possess a piece of Christmas glass, some intimately connected by family bonds, some connected only through the history of the ornaments. As Christmas Day approaches, readers join each character in a journey of laughter and tears, fractures and healings, as Filomena, now an eighty-four-year-old great-grandmother, brings them all to what will be either a wondrous reunion or a disaster that may shatter them all like the precious glass they cherish.

Download The Christmas Glass: A Novel epub
ISBN: 0824947762
ISBN13: 978-0824947767
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Marci Alborghetti
Language: English
Publisher: GuidepostsBooks (October 1, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages
ePUB size: 1911 kb
FB2 size: 1931 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 637
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The Christmas Glass is an endearing story that hits the heart of bringing people together. No matter the personalities or the circumstances there is a thread of history that connects us all. This novel touches on true life and family dynamics and is told with a sense of humor that can only be appreciated by viewing it from the outside looking in. You will truly see someone you know in each one of these characters or maybe even yourself. I know I did.
Thank You Marci for telling this story!
It was an easy read and very entertaining. I liked it from the beginning to the end. We read it in our book club and everyone enjoyed reading it. There are a lot of characters so to keep track there is a list at the beginning of the book.
A sweet story for the holiday season--hoping my book club enjoyed it. The list of characters is lengthy--keep it handy! I liked how each chapter focused on a different character, but that could be confusing for some. Light-hearted reading.
I don't often find a story that immerses me as deeply THE CHRISTMAS GLASS by Marci Alborghetti. I was captivated from the very first pages. I was immediately enthralled by the story of Anna, in 1940's, war-torn Italy, wrapping her cherished hand-blown "Christmas glass" in scraps of her wedding gown to send to the safe keeping of her cousin Filomena. Filomena does over time award the precious, hand-blown ornaments to select family and friends. But, it's at a special Christmas meal gathering of holders of the cherished ornaments that you'll discover the part the "Christmas glass" plays in the healing power of this warm, yet honest story.
A predictable Christmas story but heartwarming.
haven't finished reading it yet but what I've read really enjoy it and can be read anytime not just at Christmas
Despite the title, this book is not just for Christmas time reading. It is unique in that the author presents each of its many characters in a chapter of its own and each chapter is a story within a story, blending them all together into a heart warming delightful whole. After I read the last line I found myself wanting to go back and start all over again at Chapter I.
Good condition Thanks