The Christmas list: [a novel]

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In this contemporary retelling of A Christmas Carol, when Utah real estate developer James Kier discovers his own obituary in the local paper, he assumes someone's either made a careless mistake or is playing a twisted joke. The obituary doesn't paint the best portrait of Kier, claiming the ruthless, friendless businessman died in an auto accident after suffering a heart attack while driving. As Kier investigates the obituary, he experiences a life-altering chain of events.
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Grouping Title christmas list
Grouping Author evans richard paul
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display_description A heartwarming and inspirational Christmas novel in the tradition of The Christmas Box, Grace, The Gift, and Finding Noel. The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption.
Dear Reader,
When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave our class the intriguing (if somewhat macabre) assignment of writing our own obituaries. Oddly, I don't remember much of what I wrote about my life, but I do remember how I died: in first place on the final lap of the Daytona 500. At the time, I hadn't considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate.
What intrigues me most about Mrs. Johnson's assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy. How do we want to be remembered? That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time: from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers.
As I began to write this book, I had two objectives: First, I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw, firsthand, what the world really thought of them. Their legacy.
Second, I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption. One of my family's holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. I don't know how many times I've seen it (perhaps a dozen), but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull, tight-fisted miser into a penitent, "giddy-as-aschoolboy" man with love in his heart. I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person. That's what I wanted to share with you, my dear readers, this Christmas — a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, and your hearts.
Merry Christmas
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Christmas stories, Compact discs, Large type books, Life change events -- Fiction, Redemption -- Fiction
title_display The Christmas list
title_full The Christmas List, The Christmas List A Novel, The Christmas list / Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas list : [a novel] [electronic resource] / Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas list [sound recording] : a novel / Richard Paul Evans, The Christmas list [text (large print)] / Richard Paul Evans
title_short The Christmas list
title_sub [a novel]
topic_facet Christmas stories, Fiction, Life change events, Literature, Redemption