Mr. Ives' Christmas
Mr. Ives' Christmas   -     By: Oscar Hijuelos
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(PUBHarperCollins)The national bestseller by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. "A senseless act of violence becomes a compelling tale of grief, forgiveness, and redemption. No small part of the book's power is that Mr. Ives sees himself as an ordinary Catholic, an ordinary Christian,"---Commonweal. 248 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: .8 X 5.23 X .6 (inches)
ISBN: 0060927542
ISBN-13: 9780060927547

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Hijuelos' novel tells the story of Mr. Ives, who was adopted from a foundling's home as a child. When we first meet him in the 1950s, Mr. Ives is very much a product of his time. He has a successful career in advertising, a wife and two children, and believes he is on his way to pursuing the typical American dream. But the dream is shattered when his son Robert, who is studying for the priesthood, is killed violently at Christmas. Overwhelmed by grief and threatened by a loss of faith in humankind, Mr. Ives begins to question the very foundations of his life. Part love story—of a man for his wife, for his children, for God—and part meditation on how a person can find spiritual peace in the midst of crisis, Mr. Ives' Christmas is a beautifully written, tender and passionate story of a man trying to put his life in perspective. In the expert hands of Oscar Hijuelos, the novel speaks eloquently to the most basic and fulfilling aspects of life for all of us.

Author Bio

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage in New York City in 1951. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.


Oscar Hijuelos nació de padres cubanos en Nueva York en 1951. Sus otras novelas incluyen Mr. Ives' Christmas, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Our House in the Last World y A Simple Havana Melody (Una Sencilla Melodía Habanera). Vive en Nueva York.

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