The Shining Tree: A Christmas Story

By: Borden, Lucille Papin

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[nice clean copy, a trace of dust-soiling to top of text block but otherwise just minimal wear to both book and jacket]. Novel about a six-year-old discovered wandering around New York's Pennsylvania Station -- "blind and dressed in rags, but with an accent that suggests breeding"; oh, and she's got amnesia, too. Her discoverer, an orphaned newsboy, hauls her off to the boarding house where he resides, and the usual cross-section of humanity that's found in such places (in novels, anyway) -- a brilliant but anti-social doctor, a violinist, a beautiful young thing, a beautician, a stevedore, a "lunger," etc. -- take the poor little waif under their collective wing, until the Fates work out her fate. (And not surprisingly, Our Lord and Savior figures in, too.) The author in 1945 described her novel as "just a Christmas tale showing that even the New York the world considers cold and unfeeling, has a heart sufficiently warm to take unto itself all types of men and women from heights to depths, provided sympathetic understanding is given opportunity to bring the blossom of human kindness up to the sunlight."

Title: The Shining Tree: A Christmas Story

Author: Borden, Lucille Papin

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Cirlin

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 23791

Keywords: Orphans New York City