Santa & Pete
Who would ever guess that the beloved legend of Santa Claus involves a seldom-told tale of faith and friendship between two men — one white and one black? Long ago. Santa Claus had an African partner named Pete and together they brought the spirit of Christmas to America’s first settlers. These two forever changed the way families celebrate the holiday. But through the years. Pete’s contribution was forgotten.Now Santa & Pete restores the legacy in delightful style and delivers an inspiring message of hope and harmony among people. The story starts with a bus driver who takes his grandson along on Saturdays as he travels a historical route in New York City. What unfolds is a series of wonderful adventures that culminate on Christmas Eve. when the bus gets stuck in a snowstorm. That’s when the grandfather’s running genealogy lesson. based on author Christopher Moore’s own family history. arrives at its final destination: the story of Santa and Pete.A truly m
„When I was little I would think of ways to kill my daddy. I would figure out this or that way and run it down through my head until it got easy.” So begins the tale of Ellen Foster. the brave and engaging heroine of Kaye Gibbons’s first novel. which won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Wise. funny. affectionate and true. Ellen Foster is. as Walker Percy called it. „The real thing. Which is to say. a lovely. sometimes heart/wrenching novel…[Ellen Foster] is as much a part of the backwoods South as a Faulkner character and a good deal more endearing.”
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eed to contemplate what values and wisdom he can impart to his child. It took grandfather Deepak a while to warm up to the puppy Cleo. but gradually he found in Cleo the embodiment of the philosophies he has written about in his eighty or so books. Deepak identifies twelve canine qualities in Cleo that we would all be well served to nurture in ourselves: joy and playfulness. innocence. devotion and trust. unconditional love. companionship. intuition. acceptance of grief and loss. forgiveness. one-pointed intention and attention. present moment awareness. unfoundedness. communion and higher guidance.
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