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Marley: The Other Christmas Carol

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Damned!

Marley’s soul was lost, doomed to wander among the ranks of humanity, generation after generation, without the powers to be humane. The curse of his chains was a heavy one, and there were many a time in which he found the weight of said chains to be unbearable. So this must be perfectly understood: Marley was without hope.

Marley’s lot was indeed a sad one. Misery
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Paperback, 89 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Double Dragon Publishing (first published November 28th 2011)

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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
I wish I'd had time to read this during the past Christmas season, because it would be perfect to get a reader into the mood, and to reinforce the deep meanings of this beloved holiday.

Mr. Kirch is on point with the meaning of A Christmas Carol in this novella, and he lovingly does homage to it, while he takes the story forward in time to a family that very much needs to be reminded about the importance of family and love.

For a while, I was quite worried. I cried bitter tears, but I kept hope a
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Jennifer
What a great little short story! We all know the story of Jacob Marley, Bob Crachett, and Mean 'ol Scrooge. This take on Marley is a present day read about love and loss, a never good enough hopeful novelist husband married to a bread-winning lawyer wife, Tobias their understanding butler, and a sweet daughter and her one Christmas wish. The Kringle family, having just moved to London, are the new residents of the house all of their neighbors call haunted. Weird shadows and noises are heard with ...more
Terri Armstrong
“MARLEY: The Other Christmas Carol” by Donald Allen Kirch

Always a fan of Mr. Kirch’s, I still find myself utterly fascinated and beguiled by his work. Forever at his best when he’s bellied up to the computer, Kirch gives us yet another mesmerizing story that gives us a whole other perspective on something that we once thought as perfection from its predecessor Charles Dickens.
The Kringle family—very aptly named I might add—find themselves in the middle of a serious family move because of Mrs. Kr
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Bending The Bookshelf
I've been a fan of Don's work ever since he introduced me to The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight - Second Edition. This is a very different story from that one, but it has the same kind of imaginative twists and narrative strengths to draw you in. A sequel to Dicken's original take, this one catches up with the ghost of poor Jacob Marley a century or so later, this time in a home that is already rumoured to be haunted . . . and currently occupied by the Kringle family. When a fight breaks out ...more
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DONALD ALLEN KIRCH lives in Statesboro, Georgia. He is an avid reader of history, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, and the paranormal. He has a degree in Radio and Television Arts, and is listed in "Who’s Who in America." After spending two weekends in the famous "Sallie House," a "haunted house" featured on the Fox TV-series Sightings, in Atchison, Kansas, he is one of the only authors of his genre who ...more
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