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Holiday Story: 'A Fool for Christmas'

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Holiday Story: 'A Fool for Christmas'

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Holiday Story: 'A Fool for Christmas'

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Allan Gurganus presents his new work of fiction, titled "A Fool For Christmas." It's the story of Vernon Ricketts, manager of a pet store in a mall. A pregnant runaway teenage girl starts hanging out in the mall, and Vern offers her part time work. Allan Gurganus is the author of many works of fiction, including Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and The Practical Heart.

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