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Christmas has a new classic.

In this insightful and poignant holiday novella from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, a man who sacrificed his family in the pursuit of success encounters a courageous little girl with an uncertain future—and finds he has been given the unexpected opportunity to make his life mean something.

“This is a short story about what you would be prepared to sacrifice in order to save a life. If it was not only your future on the line, but also your past. Not only the places to which you are going, but the footprints you have left behind. If it was all of it, all of you, who would you give yourself up for?”

—Fredrik Backman

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