Allan Gurganus is "A Fool for Christmas" Thursday night December 10 at 7:00.
"A Fool for Christmas" is Allan's marvelous story, told in the first person, of a socially awkward loner named Verne who manages a pet shop in a mall off an interstate, somewhere in North Carolina. A pregnant runaway teenage girl takes to hanging out at the mall, and out of sympathy for a fellow outcast, Verne befriends her.
Allan has performed his heartwarming Christmas tale at the bookshop four or five times over the last ten years. Every time he changes the story a bit, and every time I end up reaching for something to dab my eyes. Allan will reprise "A Fool for Christmas" at The Regulator Thursday evening, Dec 10, at 7:00. Simply put brothers and sisters, Allan Gurganus can flat out tell a story. And he knocks this one out of the park.
The bookshop will be serving hot cider, cookies, and wine. Admission is free, but donations of new or lightly used children's books for Book Harvest will be appreciated.