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The Christmas clock: a novel

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Sylvia Winters just found a job and an apartment in her hometown of Dreyerville, Michigan, but she is hesitant to return. Eight years ago, she jilted her fiancé, Joe Dixon, telling him that she was moving to Chicago because small-town living was not for her. But she was lying. Syl was headed to Chicago to be treated for cervical cancer. Sadly, Joe never knew the real reason she left him. Confused and distraught, he turned to drinking to heal the pain, until he accidentally killed a manand served years in jail. Now Syl and Joe are both back in town, but it will take a miracle to bring them back into each other's arms.

Also in town is Lottie Sparks and her grandson, Teddy. Ever since Lottie's daughter was killed in a drunk-driving accident, Lottie's been in charge of Teddy. He appreciates her love more than she knows, so much so that the industrious eight-year-old hits up Joe's auto body shop, so he can save enough money by Christmas to buy his grandmother a Victorian clock she adores--one that vividly reminds her of her childhood, even as the rest of her memories are slipping away with the onset of advanced Alzheimer's.

As spring turns to summer and summer to fall, matters in the Sparks' household take a turn for the worse. And with winter approaching, will a little hope and a big dose of Christmas magic be enough to make everything all right again?

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9781593155476
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display_description "Teddy Williams was eight years old that Christmas, too young to understand all the undercurrents swirling around him in the tiny Michigan town of Dreyerville. He wasn't able to value that Christmas for the miracle it truly was. Teddy only knew he wanted to buy the beautiful Victorian clock in the window of Tremont's Antiques as a gift for his grandmother, Lottie Sparks, a woman desperate to find him a home before her rapidly progressing Alzheimer's left him an orphan. Teddy didn't know that in trying to buy the clock he would meet Sylvia Winters and Joe Dixon, a couple, once in love, desperate to overcome the past. He didn't know he would form a friendship with his neighbors, Floyd and Doris Culver, two people struggling to revive their long-dead marriage. He didn't know that these people would fill his Christmas with magic and hope; that the love of his friends would change his world, and that he would forever change theirs."--dust cover flap.
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subject_facet Alzheimer's disease -- Fiction, Christmas stories, Families -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
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