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Publisher's Summary

When little Zanna's oldest brother died just before Christmas, she was left with the gift she had made for him - a picture that only he would have understood. Every Christmas, Zanna's gift is brought out and displayed as a way of including their lost brother in the celebration. This is the story of the life of that family, and of the many gifts they gave each other that could only be understood with love.

©2015 Orson Scott Card (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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A Masterpiece from a favorite author

This short work is an amazing celebration of family life with all of its joys and sorrows. If you think of Orson Scott Card solely as a science fiction writer you have been missing something of his depth and breadth but this piece is exceptional even for him. Wow!

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Different but Great

I'm used to Orson Scott Card science fiction and thought this might be some exotic fiction. When I realized it wasn't what I was expecting I couldn't tell how I felt at first but I really enjoyed the story.

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oh, my eyes are watering!

I knew Zanna's gift would be a tear jerker, but listened anyway. As many other Orson Scott Card characters, Zanna and her family will be in my heart like old friends.

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I listened to the book while at work, had trouble keeping the tears under control.

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Very beautiful story

this story is much different than what I expected. It's a beautiful, Timeless story well worth reading and perhaps enjoying again and again it is a story about Christmas gifts that keep on giving beautiful wonderful enjoyable

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Great Christmas story

Love the story I love the performance. Great great read at Christmas time or any other time

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Excellent!! Very touching

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story! You won’t be disappointed. Not just a Christmas story but a wonderful story that could be read year round