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The Ghost of a Christmas Past

Review of Mr. Ives' Christmas by Oscar Hijuelos.

Written for The New York Times Book Review, December 10, 1995.

"Dickens himself, mentioned frequently in the narrative, haunts it like the Ghost of Christmas Past, but Mr. Hijuelos transcends his model even as he embraces him."