"Stuever, a journalist, spent 2006 exploring the Christmas phenomenon in Frisco, Texas which was experiencing a real estate boom. By focusing on three families, the author shows how Christmas plays out in different family configurations -- a young..."
In "Tinsel," Hank Stuever turns his unerring eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life to Frisco, Texas, a suburb at once all-American and completely itself, to tell the story of the nation's most over-the-top celebration: Christmas.
"In a series of short stories that begin with an Irish immigrant's suicide, McDermott reflects on how that death affects the generations that follow. Set in Irish Catholic Brooklyn, these stories center on Sally, the unborn daughter at the time of..."