Book Blog – Shelf Renewal, from Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Dusty Book: Thanksgiving Night
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers - from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

| | | | | | | | | | |
Shelf Renewal Blog - Booklist Online

Shelf Renewal

A Booklist Blog
Nobody puts backlist in a corner—readers'-advisory experts Karen Kleckner Keefe and Rebecca Vnuk bring attention to older titles by featuring "dusty books" and offering read-alikes for what’s hot on the holds list.

« »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 9:59 am
Dusty Book: Thanksgiving Night
Posted by: Rebecca Vnuk

One of the great thrills of reading fiction is that sense of recognition you get from characters or situations.  Or, on the flip side, that sense of, “thank GOD my life/family/friends are nothing like this!”  Think your family get-togethers are a bit much? (I know my family sure puts the fun in dysfunctional!)  Then get to know “the Crazies” and their friends and family members in Richard Bausch’s Thanksgiving Night.

Local handyman Oliver is booked for a job over at the house occupied by “the Crazies”—elderly Holly and her even older aunt Fiona.  The two squabbling women want to literally divide the family home in two.  Holly’s son and daughter-in-law get involved, as do her grown grandchildren and any number of neighbors.  Sounds like a comedy, but really, there are serious themes of love, death, sexuality, community, and the fragility of happiness are all here.

 

 


Leave a Reply



© 2014 Booklist Online. Powered by WordPress.
Quoted material should be attributed to:
Shelf Renewal (Booklist Online).




HOME | | AWARDS | GREAT READS | BLOGS | NEWSLETTERS | WEBINARS | MY ALERTS | MY LISTS | MY PROFILE | HELP | SUBSCRIBE
BOOKLIST PUBLICATIONS
American Library Association