Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Reads

Need a quick read to get you into the holiday spirit? Try one of these!

A Quilter's Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini
In this Elm Street Quilters book, the quilting season kicks off the day after Thanksgiving. All the members gather to start making their holiday handicraft gifts for their loved ones. Master Quilter Sylvia invites her friends to sew quilt blocks to represent what they are thankful for. Each quilter shares her stories of gratitude. A popular series from a well-love author, this may be just the ticket for you!

Turkey Day Murder by Leslie Meier
A cozy mystery featuring the favorite amateur sleuth Lucy Stone. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, the part-time journalist covers a town meeting in which the town officials decide on whether or not to support the local Native American tribe's petition for recognition from the federal government, thereby moving forward plans to build a casino. When the casino land owner is later found dead, Lucy is on the case! A series continuation that will prove entertaining during a lazy moment over the holiday.

The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
A pair of mostly estranged sisters make plans to celebrate Thanksgiving together at older sister Frances' New England home. Family drama from the past remains hovering over the two parts of the family as they gather, and the tension comes close to a breaking point over the behavior of the sisters' impaired father. Not the most light-hearted choice, but for readers looking for a bit more gravity, this may be a solid selection.