RaveThe New York Times Book Review... exquisite ... Livesey’s writing is quiet, observant and beautifully efficient—there’s not an extra word or scene in the entire book—and yet simultaneously so cinematic, you can hear the orchestral soundtrack as you tear through the pages ... The story is told through alternating perspectives of the three siblings, each of whom we come to love and root for.
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewMany of these tales are dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny. Some of the best — like 'The Glow-Heart,' about a man living through a second lonely Christmas after the death of his beloved — are hard to read, but they honor the inescapable sadness that comes into sharper focus during the holidays. Christmas Days is beautifully packaged, a gift book in more ways than one. You half expect doves to fly out of the pages when you crack the spine ... So many of the stories in Winterson’s book beg to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud.