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Book Title: Thanksgiving|
The author of the book: Ellen Cooney
Date of issue: September 16th 2013
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One family. One table. One meal. 350 years.
This dramatic, highly inventive novel presents the story of one family through many generations, as Thanksgiving dinner is prepared.
The narrative moves swiftly and richly through time and changes as we experience the lives of the Morleys against the background of historical events. This is history that comes fully alive, for we become part of the family ourselves, sharing their fortunes and tragedies, knowing their truths from their lies, watching their possessions handed down or lost forever. All along, in the same house, in the same room, Morley women are getting dinner ready, one part at a time, in a room that begins with a hearth of Colonial times and ends as a present-day kitchen.
Thanksgiving serves up history in a lively, entertaining way that offers an original viewpoint of the everyday concerns of one family across the generations.
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Read information about the authorI'm writing a new novel, my tenth. When I came to rural, midcoast Maine twenty-one years ago, it was supposed to be all about finding quiet for brief periods--quiet as a change from a busy, crowded life in Cambridge MA. But I stayed, and I keep on staying. All I see from the windows of my writing room are trees and sky. The ocean's close by, and the Kennebec River, and a large freshwater pond. It's a watery world. Did I start to be a better writer because of the quiet and the pace of daily life defined by light and rural-life chores? I like to think so. I would also like to think that after a lifetime of reading and writing--I published my first novel in 1983--I actually have some expertise in doing things with words, sentences, paragraphs, a story, a book. But every new book is a whole new life. Sometimes it amazes me that all my books are so different from each other. But I'm glad for that. I actually never know what's coming, once I have characters and a basic sense of a story. I feel so lucky that I keep on being surprised.
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