A Letter to Librarians from Stephen Mitchell (12/15/21)

In THE FIRST CHRISTMAS, award-winning author Stephen Mitchell reimagines the Christmas tale and gives it a new life that conveys the beautiful and complex culture of the time. Today we are joined by Stephen Mitchell with a letter to librarians about his vision for the novel and the background of the story.

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS: A Story of New Beginnings

“Mitchell fleshes out his characters, giving the wise men an elaborate backstory, for example. The result is something of an imaginative tour de force, a noteworthy addition to the literature of the season.”–Booklist

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