The Aluminum Christmas Tree: A Novel by Thomas Davis
SETTING: South, USA
CHARACTERS: Mildred Jackson, Jim Jackson, Caleb Smith, Joyce Smith
DATE READ: December 11 - December 13
NO. OF PAGES: 228
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: Yes,Gift from a friend
PLOT: 3.5 CHARACTERIZATION: 3 TOPICS: 3 ORIGINALITY: 3 STYLE: 3 ADDICTIVENESS: 3 OWNERSHIP: 3.5
THRESHOLD QUALITY: 3
Mildred Jackson is preparing to move out of the home that she shared with her late husband Jim, and the packing brings a whole set of memories, both good and bad flooding to the surface topped off by the Aluminum Christmas Tree.
So many of us sit and reminisce around the holidays, so what better trigger for those memories than a specific Christmas tree. The story that was told in this book was of a couple who battled through hard times and shared those as well as the good.
I want to thank my friend Linda for sending this book to me. One that may become a perennial favorite.