William Maxwell, one of my favorite authors, has a classic Christmas story called “The Lily-White Boys,” which is appropriately happy and melancholy. I was pleased to see The Library of America post a PDF of it in their excellent “Story of the Week” series, and I simply want to link to that PDF for your holiday reading pleasure. So go join the Follansbee Christmas party and take a walk down the empty sidewalks of Manhattan. Please go here to read “The Lily-White Boys.”

Merry Christmas.

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By |2016-08-18T12:15:48-04:00December 25th, 2012|Categories: William Maxwell|Tags: |2 Comments


  1. Betsy December 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you, Trevor, for the nice holiday gifts! Not just the William Maxwell, which I enjoyed, but also the heads-up about the Story of the Week from Library of America (done in really nice type, might I mention).

  2. Shelley December 27, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Funny how in the 21st century, that story title has to be heard as at least a little acidic.

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