Thanksgiving Night: A Novel by Richard Bausch

Thanksgiving Night: A Novel

byRichard Bausch

Kobo ebook | March 17, 2009

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Will Butterfield can't believe it. His 75–year–old mother, Holly, is drunk and threatening to jump off the roof. Again.

Holly and Fiona, another elderly relative, won't stop tormenting Will and his wife Elizabeth with their bizarre (though often amusing) antics. Between Will's worries about his bookstore, The Heart's Ease, and Elizabeth's troublesome high school students, dealing with "the crazies" has become just too much.

But then something unexpected happens –– Henry Ward, a neighborhood handyman, meets the two old women, and he, his daughter Alison, and grandchildren are drawn into the Butterfields' lives in surprising ways. Both a comedy and a love story –– a first for Bausch –– Thanksgiving Night is about the real meaning of family, and one particular clan that has many reasons to be thankful.

Title:Thanksgiving Night: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 17, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061758108

ISBN - 13:9780061758102

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny at times, serious at others. I bought this book for $ 2.00 in the clearance section. I thought: what have I got to lose ? Lucky buy. This book of 400 pages has it all: funny relatives, people with existential problems, plain good folks and troubled individuals. The story is pretty fast paced and keeps you focused. The only thing I didn't like is those sections where the author feels obligated to go into the psyche of each character at times. I understand the author wants us to know what the character feels and why but sometimes it's a little too long. this book would have gained by cutting about 100 pages of mental analysis. My take on novels is: get on with the story. But that's just me. I still give it 4 stars because it's a very good read.
Date published: 2017-02-22