The Resource Pretty paper : a Christmas tale, Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Pretty paper : a Christmas tale, Willie Nelson with David Ritz

Label
Pretty paper : a Christmas tale
Title
Pretty paper
Title remainder
a Christmas tale
Statement of responsibility
Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Willie Nelson, country music's quintessential musician, displays all the wit and warmth of his homespun style of storytelling in an inspiring holiday novel based on his classic Christmas song, "Pretty Paper." More than fifty years ago, Willie Nelson's beloved Christmas song "Pretty Paper" first hit the airwaves. And for all these years, Willie has wondered about the real-life Texas street vendor, selling wrappings and ribbons, who inspired his song. Who was this poor soul? What did his painful trials say about our loves, our hopes, our dreams in this holiday season--and in the rest of our lives? It's the early sixties and Willie Nelson is down and out, barely eking out a living as a singer songwriter. The week before Christmas, he spots a legless man on a cart, selling wares in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, Texas. The humble figure, by the name of Vernon Clay, piques Willie's curiosity, but Vernon is stubbornly private and--despite Willie's charming queries--has no interest in telling his story. Willie is tenacious, though, and he eventually learns that Vernon is a fellow musician, a fine guitarist and singer. When Vernon disappears, he leaves behind only a diary, which tells an epic tale of life-altering tragedies, broken hearts, and crooked record men, not to mention backroad honky-tonks, down-home cooking, and country songwriting genius. Deeply moved and spurred on by Vernon's pages, Willie aims to give the man one last shot at redemption and a chance to embody the holiday spirit"--
Related Authorities
  • CXIJ9KARs9E
  • 7rUyApVLCcU
  • p2AXh-q-wBw
  • DeVywsim4vM
  • RSf68J6j6HY
  • 4r_B0Z8csHc
  • FzT8mN7KfT8
  • gbx554MDMDw
  • sV84pbS5WIU
Related Subjects
  • jwqBRpD_RqQ
  • TWZliXqGp0Q
  • Gg7zfECZk7k
  • JEOH59BaCUA
  • hawLfDgrTew
  • qsxVXR8mVdw
  • SeBML37sV8s
  • Y4EIUS3OPd8
  • 8-QIeckVXz8
Related Context
7vYGCjfD5iA
Related by recommendation
  • qb4l0yQPYbM
  • 0tDTn12rBQU
  • Y69JQY7T93k
  • IJf2Mba0de8
  • FKJMLkrSofE
Title
Pretty paper
Creator
Summary
A holiday tale based on the country music icon's classic Christmas song imagines the life story of a downtown Ft. Worth, Texas gift-wrap seller, who is eventually revealed to be a fellow musician overshadowed by genius and tragedy. Illustrations
Subject
Genre
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530256
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.E44957
LC item number
P74 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Willie Nelson
Pretty paper : a Christmas tale, Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Label
Pretty paper : a Christmas tale, Willie Nelson with David Ritz
Publication
Copyright
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=dougp&isbn=9780735211544&upc=&oclc=ocn956633845/LC.JPG
Dimensions
20 cm
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'hi': 'https://dcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1360778114'}
Extent
283 pages ;
Isbn
9780735211544
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016029220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
cat13rev
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • ocn956633845
  • (OCoLC)956633845

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
Processing Feedback ...