“Poor As I Am”
(A Modern Tale of Christmas Eves)
by David Rodeback
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Two grad students, wrestling with real life on limited budgets, spend Christmas Eves together. Each year (and sometimes in between), something momentous happens. Along the way, they learn about themselves and each other and Christmas.
One reader writes:
“A lot of writers invent a fake world, maybe because the real world isn’t worthy of them. This writer focuses on the real world and allows the reader to lose herself in the beauty and breathtaking quality of real life. Because real life is beautiful, even if it has rough edges.”
“A gentle, unassuming, powerful story.”
“In an endearing, utterly captivating way, I was brought into the lives of two people who felt too real to be fictional.”