New York: Random House, 1956. Later printing. Octavo, publisher's black cloth, spine and boards gilt, original red paper slipcase with photo-illustrated label.
"'Oh my,' she exclaims, her breath smoking the windowpane, 'It's fruitcake weather!'" Originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in 1956, "A Christmas Memory" is a primarily autobiographical short story by writer Capote in which the author paints a retrospective portrait of seven year-old Buddy and his unusual yet impervious friendship with his distant and elderly cousin, Miss Sook Faulk, in rural Alabama during a Christmas season in the 1930s. Considered a "gem of a holiday story" (School Library Journal, starred review), this beloved and bittersweet vignette has been broadcast, recorded, filmed, and staged multiple times. Slipcase features phto of Capote as a child with his cousin, whom Miss Sook's character was based upon. Light wear to slipcase. Near fine. Item #1708