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The Boat of Dreams

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The Boat of Dreams

The Boat of Dreams

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Richard Preston
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Leave it to a dude who writes about toxic germs for a living (”The Hot Zone”) to create a boozy, smelly Santa who’s even more down-and-out than Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey on the bridge. Nonetheless, the humans in this lovely love story, The Boat of Dreams — a family in desperate need of yuletide spirit after they hear that their patriarch has been killed in Vietnam — are absolutely enchanting. Richard Preston’s slight, slender, and heartfelt tale succeeds in its holiday aim, bringing both a Christmas tear and Christmas cheer.