Ultimately, The Christmas Cookie Club is every woman's story. As you read about Marnie and her friends, their struggles and triumphs, what makes them laugh and what has made them cry, you'll see yourself and some of the ingredients of your own story. Celebrating courage and joy in spite of hard times and honoring the importance of women's friendships as well as the embracing bonds of community, Ann Pearlman has written a novel that speaks to us all.
"Perfect Holiday Tradition"
It is the early 60's and Ann, who is Jewish, and Ty, who is black, are college students excited to meet each other's families. Along the way they encounter potentially violent racially charged situations as their parents cope with children in the forefront of changes yet to come. Ty and Ann learn about their lovers' community and families as they struggle with the interracial relationship. And we, the listeners, have a window into exactly how far we've come in the last half century in America. Or have we?