Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. Here's a synopsis and some reviews. It's a quick read, so you still have time to get it read by December 2nd. Call Laurie Hansen (435-660-0094) for a copy. If there's another Christmas book you'd like to read other than this one, read it and please come share it with the group.
The misanthropy in this short novel makes a good antidote to the more cloying Christmas tales, and the book is fun to read. To compare it to Dickens, however, is...humbug.
Daily News (New York)
Slides down as smoothly as eggnog...and it's a lot more fun than a fruitcake.
Amazon.co.uk --Jerry Brotton
Skipping Christmas is Grisham-lite, with none of the serious action or drama of his legal thrillers, but a funny poke at the craziness of Christmas.