Mr Ives" Christmas
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Published by Bloomsbury in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementOscar Hijuelos.
The Physical Object
Pagination248p. ;
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17100330M
ISBN 100747524890

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Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos was a Pulitzer finalist in Hijuelos had also previously won the Pulitzer in for The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Mr. Ives seems to have almost the perfect life. He has a successful career and a happy family. He helps with community projects and events for his church. He is a man of faith/5(7). Mr. Ives' Christmas Oscar Hijuelos, Author HarperCollins Not even a long-foreshadowed and deferred meeting at the end of the book between Ives and his son's murderer helps: ``Nothing. When we first meet him in the s, Mr. Ives is a devoutly religious man who, despite his beginnings in a foundling home, has fashioned for himself an enviable life. A successful Madison Avenue advertising illustrator, Ives is married to a vivacious, artistic woman, Annie, who shares his aesthetic passions and religious beliefs. Together they raise their children, Robert and Caroline, with 4/5(7). Part love story—of a man for his wife, for his children, for God—and part meditation on how a person can find spiritual peace in the midst of crisis, Mr. Ives' Christmas is a beautifully written, tender and passionate story of a man trying to put his life in perspective. In the expert hands of .