Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Based on the Book

This week's Based on the Book feature is the The Christmas Wish written by Richard Siddoway (we have both the book and the DVD)

At the age of four, Will Martin lost his parents and went to live with his grandparents. The warm memories of life in a small town and the old-fashioned Christmas holidays he and his grandparents shared sustain him still as a young man making his way in the world.

Years later, Will takes a leave of absence from his jog in New York City to return home after his grandfather's death to help run the family real estate business. There he discovers something about his grandfather's past that shatters him and the memories of a the life he so loved. As dinner one evening, his grandmother tells Will that she was been reading her husband's journals and learned that every Christmas Eve, when she and Will were out doing their traditional last-minute shopping, her husband was seeing a woman named Lillian. This year his grandmother's Christmas wish if for Will s to find out who Lillian is and why Will's grandfather, a seemingly devoted husband, saw Lilliand every year for more than twenty-seven years and never mentioned her name.

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