Thanksgiving

This dramatic, highly inventive novel presents the story of one family through many generations, as Thanksgiving dinner is prepared. ‚Äč 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.

Ellen Cooney

Ellen Cooney is the author of nine novels and stories published in The New Yorker and many literary journals. A fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, she was a writer in residence in the writing program at MIT for many years, and she also taught creative writing at Boston College and the Extension School of Harvard. A native of Massachusetts, she now lives in midcoast Maine, where she's at work on a new novel.

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