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A Christmas Caroline: A Novel by Kyle Smith

By Kyle Smith

On a daily basis is like Christmas for Caroline, a tender blond editor at offers, the procuring journal. each day brings extra loose Guccis and Pradas for her journal and her closet. however the genuine Christmas is a drag: every body will get provides. And Caroline is feeling the lack of her mysterious father greater than ever. Her very good dressmaker mom is in dumpy Branson, Missouri, her redheaded assistant Ursula Heep is scheming at the back of her again, that creepy receptionist Mrs. Defarge will not cease with the knitting, and a 6' 7" soccer participant named Tiny Tim is captivated with her. On Christmas Eve, the ghost of Caroline's lifeless roommate, Carly, returns to warn that 3 extra spirits are coming. Caroline starts off a visit to Christmases earlier, current, and destiny, yet even though she has 9 closets, she does not have something to put on. played by way of Nanette Savard

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In that building they had developed into one of the most-invited pairs of roommates in fashion’s backyard. They had practically the same names. They were practically the same age. They shopped in exactly the same stores. Carly and Caroline. Caroline and Carly. How many bushels of carrot sticks and celery had they nibbled together while squealing at the nighttime soaps? How many rice cakes had they crunched, reassuring each other that the number of calories in each of the tasteless air-discs was less than the number of calories burned while chewing them, making each one a negative calorie proposition?

It kinda goes back a ways,” Caroline said, chewing on her hair. Which she hadn’t done since ninth grade. “Oh, I see,” said Summer. “It goes back? Like into the past? Where, like, your personality was formed? So it might be some kind of psychological problem, maybe? Then for God’s sake don’t discuss it here. Save it for your cab driver or your bikini waxer. Those are the people you should talk to about your deeply held neuroses and antisocial tendencies. ” Caroline said. ” Summer said. ” Caroline said.

It’s not just the old, ‘I think I’ll shamelessly exploit my crap childhood’? ” Trot’s face was like a door that had just been slammed and wouldn’t be reopening any time soon. ” There was backpedaling to be done. “I’m kidding,” Caroline said. “It’s just that, I never heard you talk about your childhood before, so I just wondered if you were, in some way, kind of, I don’t know, being creative? With the facts? ” Trot munched on his lower lip and looked nowhere in particular, but definitely not at Caroline.

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