What people are saying about Getting Ready for Christmas & Other Stories

“Christmas is a time for miracles, and Roger Barr’s collection of seasonal tales is full of them.  In these thirteen poignant stories, which chronicle the hopes, large and small, of the Bartholomew family over several Christmases, Barr’s honest emotions put a warm shine on every line, and the message at the heart of his work is deeply inspiring.  This anthology ought to find a welcome place under everyone’s tree on Christmas morning.”

William Kent Krueger, author of Northwest Angle


  Pioneer Press Book Critic Mary Ann Grossman writes that “Getting Ready For Christmas & Other Stories” “is an attractive . . .  paperback made up of 13 well-written stories.  If you are looking for a Christmas gift that stays within your family’s $20 limit, helps feed some hungry people and explores the meaning of the holiday season ‘Getting Ready for Christmas & Other Stories is for you.”


“A holiday classic. I’ll be surprised if there aren’t many printings of Getting Ready for Christmas in the future.”

— Faith Sullivan, author of The Cape Ann and other books.