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Christmas bells, Jennifer Chiaverini

Label
Christmas bells
Title
Christmas bells
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Chiaverini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow's classic Revolutionary War poem, "Paul Revere's Ride," was less than a month hence, and the country's grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia's music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children's choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow's family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow's patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. "Christmas Bells," the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn
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DLC
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Chiaverini, Jennifer
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H473
LC item number
C47 2016
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
  • Church buildings
  • Faith
  • Poets, American
  • Women music teachers
  • Carols
  • Soldiers
  • War poetry
  • United States
  • Boston (Mass.)
Label
Christmas bells, Jennifer Chiaverini
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
499 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410481900
Lccn
2015035703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn915490937
  • (OCoLC)915490937
Label
Christmas bells, Jennifer Chiaverini
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
499 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410481900
Lccn
2015035703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn915490937
  • (OCoLC)915490937

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