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Thanksgiving 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.

10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving

  1. says:

    One family One house 350 years.Thanksgiving is a great concept brilliantly executed The book tells the story of the Morley family and its variously waxing and waiting fortunes, over the course of 350 years, and fifteen generations, seen through the eyes of the women of the house as they prepare for the family Thanksgiving celebrations.Starting in 1662, when the Pilgrims arrival in America was still within living memory, we meet Patience and Caleb, preparing for Thanksgiving in their new, but One family One house 350 years.Thanksgiving is a great concept brilliantly executed The book tells the story of the Morley family and its variously waxing and waiting fortunes, over the course of 350 years, and fifteen generations, seen through the eyes of the women of the house as they prepare for the f...

  2. says:

    Thanksgiving by Ellen Cooney tells the story of a Massachusetts house and its inhabitants, especially the women, over a period of three hundred and fifty years It also focuses on the celebration of Thanksgiving and the preparation of food for this important occasion However, this excellent novel is so muchthan a list of menus and how the Morley women prepared the food for their families over a period of years We learn about these women s innermost thoughts and feelings We read of thei Thanksgiving by Ellen Cooney tells the story of a Massachusetts house and its inhabitants, especially the women, over a period of three hundred and fifty years It also focuses on the celebration of Thanksgiving and the preparation of food for this important occasion However, this excellent novel is so muchthan a list of menu...

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    I loved how all the stories had little ties to each other and how the old family stories changed and evolved with each generation The turkey story and then later the turkey song stayed the same and changed at the same time and kept getting passed down as an important family memory At first I wasn t sure I was going to ...

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    Thanksgiving by Ellen CooneyI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I can define this book in 6 words She Had Me At The Turkey That means from the very beginning I was hooked Not after meeting all the characters Barely after settling into Cooney s writing style Nearly before I could notice anything else about the book Nope From the very beginning And the rest of the way, throughout the stories of individual women all from the same family, I kep Thanksgiving by Ellen CooneyI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I can define this book in 6 words She Had Me At The Turkey That means from the very beginning I was hooked Not after meeting all the characters Barely after settling into Cooney s writing style Nearly before I could notice anything else about the book Nope From the very beginning And the rest of the way, throughout the stories of individual women all from the same family, I kept feeling that I had to find out what happens next.As well as being Women s Lit, this is also a historical novel It begins in 1662 with Caleb and Patience Morley The...

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    Loved Ellen Cooney s Thanksgiving as she relates one family s autumn celebration from 1662 to 2012 Focusing on the women of the Morley family living in Massachusetts, each chapter highlights a key Thanksgiving dinner ingredient or table service The chapters, generally spaced 15 30 years apart, proceed through three and a half centuries.Cooney s creative presentation also chronicles the Morley family home from 17th century simplicity with no window glass to the rambling, modernized house of 2 Loved Ellen Cooney s Thanksgiving as she relates one family s autumn celebration from 1662 to 2012 Focusing on the women of the Morley family living in Massachusetts, each chapter highlights a key Thanksgiving dinner ingredient or table service The chapters, generally spaced 15 30 years apart, proceed through three and a half centuries.Cooney s creative presentation also chronicles the Morley family home from 17th century simplicity with no window glass to the rambling, moderniz...

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    An outstanding example of what original fiction can pull off in ways no other art form can match We get inside the heads of a succession of Morley women, all of whom are strong and wise as seen within the contexts of their time periods We jump forward through generations as they carry their truths and their lies with them, many of these relics from the corrupted past being the simple inanimate objects and family possessions alive with their own histories The author makes this all work with se An outstanding example of what original fiction can pull off in ways no other art form can match We get inside the heads of a succession of Morley women, all of whom are strong and wise as seen within the contexts of their time periods We jump forward through generations as they carry their truths and their lies with them, many of these relics from the corrupted past being the simple i...

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    I found this to be a delightful story of a house and family constant throughout generations from the 1700s to the present time The focus of the story was Thanksgiving and the trials, celebrations, issues and family relationships that wind throughout generations It was an easy, soothing read that highlighted historical issues throughout the family s storytelling The strongest protagonists were the women of the family and the theme, for me, centered around the idea that though the challenges ma I found this to be a delightful story of a house and family constant throughout generations from the 1700s to the present time The focus of the story was Thanksgiving and the trials, celebrations, issues and family relations...

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    I read this as an ARC courtesy of Net Galley I believe it is available as an e book only.This is an utterly delightful look at one American family celebrating Thanksgiving through the years, from coloni...

  9. says:

    In Ellen Cooney s novel Thanksgiving, she follows the Morley women over 350 years, using their ancestral home and the food they prepared for their Thanksgiving table as the focal points This is a totally unique idea that has been very well executed You can read my full review here

  10. says:

    OkayThis book was so so It had interesting history and how each dish evolved into the next generation However, it was really slow and I had a difficult time staying interested.

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