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Thanksgiving Night

Thanksgiving Night

(2006)
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Richard Bausch calls this, his tenth novel, "a love comedy with sorrows." The story is set in the small Virginia valley town of Point Royal, where several of Bausch's other novels and many of his stories take place. It is 1999; predictions of catastrophe blare on the radio, and religious fanaticism is everywhere on the rise. The millennium is approaching.

Oliver Ward and his divorced daughter, a young policewoman named Alison, and Oliver's two grandchildren become involved with Holly Grey and Holly's aunt Fiona, elderly ladies with a marked propensity for outlandish behavior. Holly's son, Will Butterfield, and Elizabeth, Will's second wife by that name, have been happily married for ten years but are about to discover how fragile happiness is.

And in the middle of all of them is an old priest, Father John Fire, who is a good man, thinking of leaving the priesthood. He is called "Brother Fire" by everyone who knows him, after the famous words of Saint Francis when confronted with the burning brand with which he would be martyred. Close to both Holly and Fiona, Brother Fire also has a part to play in the rapidly unfolding family drama.

Thanksgiving Night is a touching and empathetic portrayal of family$#8212;the one we have, and the ones we make. The people who populate these pages are flawed, wounded, stubborn, willful, scarred, often wildly eccentric, and all searching, in one way or another, for love.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Thanksgiving Night
Author(s): Richard Bausch
ISBN: 0-06-009443-5 / 978-0-06-009443-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: Thanksgiving Night: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bausch
ISBN: 0-06-009444-3 / 978-0-06-009444-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Thanksgiving Night: A Novel
Author(s): Richard Bausch
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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