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Mr. Ives' Christmas
OSCAR HIJUELOS

Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos
26 reviews (1995) (256p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist

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Book Description
Hijuelos' novel tells the story of Mr. Ives, who was adopted from a foundling's home as a child. When we first meet him in the 1950s, Mr. Ives is very much a product of his time. He has a successful career in advertising, a wife and two children, and believes he is on his way to pursuing the typical American dream. But the dream is shattered when his son Robert, who is studying for the priesthood, is killed violently at Christmas. Overwhelmed by grief and threatened by a loss of faith in humankind, Mr. Ives begins to question the very foundations of his life. 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 Oscar Hijuelos, the novel speaks eloquently to the most basic and fulfilling aspects of life for all of us.


Other Award Winning Books by Oscar Hijuelos
Twain and Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos
11 reviews (2015) (480p) (Booklist)
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The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
50 reviews (1989) (464p) (PP) (NBA)
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Oscar Hijuelos Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Mr. Ives' Christmas · The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 1 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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