Critically acclaimed author Michael Malone has won the Edgar, O. Henry, Writer's Guild, and Emmy Awards. Booklist hails The Last Noel as a "warm, engaging love story." This moving tale of an improbable friendship was a Book Sense 76 Top 10 selection. Noni Tilden and John "Kaye" King meet as young children on Christmas Eve of 1963. Noni is a white, privileged girl, while Kaye is a poor, black boy. Over four decades, they continue to meet during the holidays, and their friendship endures all obstacles in its path.