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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