"What is so special about Christmas in farm country?" This question introduces Voyageur Press's A Farm Country Christmas, and the following pages answer it in prose and beautiful full-color photos and paintings.

Stories by writers from Laura Ingalls Wilder to Garrison Keiller depict the holiday from the Depression to present day. The book would make a wonderful, nostalgic gift. Price: $30 plus shipping. Contact Voyageur Press, Dept. FIN, 123 N. Second St., Stillwater, MN 55082, www.voyageurpress.com.