Books A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote and Beth Peck Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), Random House Childrens Books, List Price: $17.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleA Christmas MemoryAuthorTruman Capote and Beth Peck Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and Buddy, his eccentric, elderly cousin, with enormous love and friendship between them, in this beautifully illustrated reissue that is accompanied by a CD. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Also by Truman Capote Other Voices, Other Rooms Too Brief A Treat Summer Crossing In Cold Blood Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about A Christmas Memory Review You Must Read This 'A Christmas Memory' of Traditions and Fruitcake December 5, 2007 Each year at holiday time, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his family exclaimed, "Oh, my! It's fruitcake weather, Buddy!" But it wasn't until he was an adult that he understood the true meaning of Truman Capote's simple line.