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Christmas Stories from Ohio

Dorothy Robbins Kenneth Robbins

184 pages
The Kent State University Press
A celebration of Christmas in the Buckeye State With the first Christmas tree in American history, the creation of the candy cane as a Christmas icon, and the production of one of the most popular Christmas gifts of all time, the Etch A Sketch, Ohio can boast of a remarkable seasonal heritage. Christmas Stories from Ohio documents this heritage in fiction and memoir and celebrates the many moods of yuletide in the Buckeye State. With selections from some of Ohio’s most highly regarded classic and contemporary authors, including Kay Boyle, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, and James Thurber, these tales span the generations, offering readers unique geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives on winter holiday traditions. The selections explore time-honored themes of Christmas: family, compassion, wonder, and the human desire for connections and reconnections. Their charm and wit recall the fun of Christmases past, while still looking to the yuletide magic yet to happen. Dorothy Dodge and Kenneth Robbins have compiled the perfect Christmas gift. Christmas Stories from Ohio is sure to delight readers who live in Ohio, as well as former residents with cherished memories of Christmas in the Buckeye State.
Author Bio
Dorothy Dodge Robbins is a professor of English at the Louisiana Tech University. Kenneth Robbins is director of the School of Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech University. They are the editors of Christmas Stories from Georgia, Christmas on the Great Plains, and Christmas Stories from Louisiana.