Ben Logan won the hearts of readers the world over with his 1975 memoir The Land Remembers. He returns to the southwestern Wisconsin farm of his youth in Christmas Remembered, a loving tribute to holiday rituals and the people who make them happen: people like his mother, who was married on Christmas Day, and his wife, who brought her own traditions from the mountains of Mexico. He recalls happy holiday activities growing up in the ’20s and ’30s, including the excitement he and his brothers shared as they created their wish lists while thumbing through the Sears & Roebuck catalog. “Rituals do not persist simply because they may possess a magical power from outside us,” Logan says. “They live because they touch something inside us that is wanting and waiting to come out and express itself.” This new edition of Christmas Remembered, with a foreword by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, will make readers laugh and cry¾ and grow nostalgic for their own holiday seasons past.
Hardcover, 5¼ x 7½ , 208 pgs.