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'Tis the season! : a novel
Lorna Landvik
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Just in time for Christmas, Landvik gets into the head of a Paris Hilton-like celebuditz in this lively "novel" propelled by e-mails, tabloid gossip and letters primarily written by, about or to young celebrity bad girl Caroline "Caro" Dixon. The gorgeous heiress's boozy rampages have made her notorious, but now she's considering a 12-step program, hence the bitter apology letter she writes to "everyone I have supposedly hurt." She tosses it out, and, in true Hollywood fashion, the catty missive turns up in a trashy tabloid. The ensuing firestorm of negative publicity and hate mail convinces Caro to give sobriety a shot. Caro's effort to dispel her image as "Little Miss Hangover" has its moments, but the choppy epistolary structure leaves much to be desired. Still, readers who love snark--it's doled out here by the shovelful--will dig this. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Landvik's first holiday novel features her signature sense of humor and quirky characters. Young socialite Caroline Dixon gets out of rehab and attempts to live a more stable life. Having alienated everyone she knows, she goes into hiding and tries to reach out to people from her past. Narrated in a series of letters, emails, and gossip-column snippets, this quick, charming read is suitable for all popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 7/08.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Caroline Dixon
Age: 26
Recovering alcoholic
Wants to change her wild lifestyle; asks for forgiveness for past mistakes; joins a 12-step program.

Astrid Brevald
Caroline's former nanny; lives in Norway; corresponds with Caroline via email.

Cyril Dale
Friends with Caroline; let Caroline stay with him when she was a teenager going through the death of her father.

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