My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories (Paperback)
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Twelve romantic holiday stories by twelve bestselling young adult authors edited by Stephanie Perkins.
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.
Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has sold over 26 million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over 30 languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Book of Night is her adult fiction debut.
Matt de la Peña's books for young adults include Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and I Will Save You. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Gayle Forman is an investigative journalist who's traveled the world to report for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, The Nation, Glamour, Elle, Details, Travel & Leisure, Budget Travel, Jane, and Seventeen. Gayle and her husband, Nick Tucker, are back at home (for now) in New York City with their baby daughter, Willa.
DAVID LEVITHAN is the author of many award-winning and bestselling YA novels, including Boy Meets Boy, Two Boys Kissing, and Every Day. His collaborations include Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green) and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and the Dash & Lily series (both with Rachel Cohn). He lives in New Jersey.
Kelly Link is the author of two collections, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic For Beginners (one of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year). Stories from her collections have won the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Tiptree, and Locus awards, and her work has recently appeared in A Public Space, Firebirds Rising, and Best American Short Stories 2005. Link and Gavin J. Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000. They have published the zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (“Tiny, but celebrated” — Washington Post) for ten years. An anthology, The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, will be published this autumn.
STEPHANIE PERKINS has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. She's the author of the international bestsellers Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door, as well as Isla and the Happily Ever After. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories is her first anthology. Stephanie and her husband live in the mountains of North Carolina.
RAINBOW ROWELL lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her family. She's the author of Eleanor & Park, Fangirl, Attachments, Landline, Pumpkinheads, and the Simon Snow trilogy.
New York Times best selling young adult author Laini Taylor contributed to My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.
“Rich language and careful, efficient character development make the collection an absorbing and sophisticated read, each story surprisingly fresh despite the constraints of a shared theme. It's that rarest of short story collections: There's not a single lump of coal.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“There's no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories…a rare seasonal treat.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Holiday canoodling stories by twelve of the top YA authors? It's a Christmas miracle! This is the substantive stuff of dream stockings: a rollicking, blush-inducing, memorable holiday collection of breezy, bite-sized stories perfect a snug evening next to the fire.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Never mind the winter holidays; booktalk this title all year round.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“Stunning and diverse, this holiday anthology is pure magic. This is what all anthologies should aspire to be.” —RT Book Review, 4.5 stars, "Top Pick"
“This collection of holiday stories reminds readers that while the season can be painful, it's also a time of hope. It's a marvelous collection, certain to earn a treasured spot on many Y.A. shelves.” —The New York Times Book Review
“My True Love Gave to Me is a plummy treat… Its best stories are worth savoring long past the seasonal expiration date and even beyond the teen years.” —The Washington Post
“Satisfying and just sweet enough, like a good Christmas cookie, this will obviously appeal to those readers who get out the holiday decorations the day after Halloween, and it may even convert a Scrooge or two.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books