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Thanksgiving Night
Thanksgiving Night: A Novel | Richard Bausch
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Will Butterfield can't believe it. His 75yearold 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.
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I loved the #thankfulforbooksswap last November. Is anyone doing one this year? #litsyswap


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The last few days have been stressful. My dad had a medical emergency. He collapsed due to low blood pressure & hit his head. He's fine now but it scared the hell out of us. After an MRA scan & other tests, the doctors said it's nothing serious & have begun treatment. It'll be a while before our collective anxiety simmers down but it's a fresh reminder of things I have to be grateful for, including my Litsy fam. Happy Thanksgiving, all! 💕🙏🏼

squirrelbrain Sounds very stressful, but glad to hear that your father is recovering now ❤️ 14mo
CouronneDhiver 😢 Oh man. That‘s brutal 14mo
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vivastory I'm sorry to hear that. Here's hoping for a quick recovery! 14mo
Tanisha_A Sounds very tense. Fast healing to him! 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 14mo
AmyG Hope he is better soon. 14mo
saresmoore So sorry to hear this. I‘m hopeful that the rest of your year will be peaceful! 14mo
TrishB Hope he‘s soon on the mend 💕 14mo
CoffeeNBooks I hope he gets better soon! 14mo
LiteraryinLititz Very scary. I‘m glad the outlook is positive now. 💜 14mo
Kaye So glad the tests came back fine ,and they‘ve already found the cause and treatment. Wishing your father a speedy recovery. Strange how we sometimes forget to be grateful in our everyday life until something like this happens. I think most of us tend to do that. ♥️♥️♥️ 14mo
Sarah83 Hope he feels better soon 💖 14mo
DivineDiana I am so thankful that your father is doing well! Absolutely true about remembering to be grateful. My husband was at the Emergency Room yesterday, and I am grateful that he is home today. ❤️ 14mo
gradcat Oh gosh, I‘m so sorry that you had that scare, but I‘m glad he is okay. Keep us posted here! I hope you and your family have a good day in spite of all of the tension you have experienced 🙏🙏 14mo
Moray_Reads I once went through something similar with my dad and it sucks. Glad he's doing better and that you all get back to normal soon ❤️ 14mo
Redwritinghood Sorry to hear that. Hope he‘s feeling better soon. 14mo
KatieCarpenter Yikes! Scary! 14mo
candority Thinking of you and your family! ❤️ 14mo
Tamra Good reminder not to take one another for granted! 14mo
readordierachel How awful. Glad it's not serious. Wishing you and your family the best 🧡 14mo
DuckOfDoom Best wishes to your dad and your family! 🦆🦆🦆 14mo
DeleteAcct Scary. Glad he's alright. 14mo
Megabooks I‘m glad there was no serious damage. My thoughts are with you. 💜 14mo
LeahBergen So scary! Sending ❤️❤️. 14mo
sprainedbrain Oh how scary! Glad he‘s going to be ok. ❤️ 14mo
JoScho Sending love and happy to hear all is well. 14mo
rohit-sawant @Kaye Thanks a lot! 💕 So relieved knowing it's nothing major. How true about needing to be more grateful daily about the little things. 14mo
rohit-sawant @DivineDiana Thanks so much! I'm sorry that happened & can only imagine how scary that must've been! So glad to hear he's back home. 💕 14mo
rohit-sawant @gradcat That's so kind of you to say. Really appreciate the well-wishes! 💜 Litsy is the only place where I feel comfy enough to share any of this & that's entirely because of the amazing people who make up the community. 14mo
rohit-sawant @Moray_Reads I'm sorry you had a similar experience. It's such a nerve-wracking ordeal. Thanks a lot for your kind wishes! 💜 14mo
GripLitGrl Happy Thanksgiving. Best wishes to your family hoping for a speedy recovery🙏💕 14mo
JessClark78 Hope he feels better soon. Best wishes to your family.❤️❤️ 14mo
YouReadMyEyes So scary 😫 I‘m glad he‘s on the mend. 14mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant But you are the same for me, and I agree with you about Litsy, plus I thank you for representing the community in such a kind way as you did for me...I‘ll not soon forget that! 14mo
batsy That is very scary indeed. I've had similar issues with my mum when she was having both high BP and vertigo. I'm so glad to hear he's OK. Hope he feels much better soon 💕 14mo
Reggie Happy belated Thanksgiving!!! I‘m so glad your dad is ok. 14mo
rohit-sawant @GripLitGrl @JessClark78 @YouReadMyEyes @Reggie Thanks so much, all! Your well-wishes really mean a lot. 💜 14mo
rohit-sawant @batsy Thank you for the thoughtful words, Suba! 💜 My mom has high BP and vertigo, as well, so I can relate to how much that sucks. This year has been likewise trying for her since she had a second angioplasty some months ago. Couldn't be more grateful to the brilliant doctors who've been treating them both. 14mo
BiblioLitten So glad to hear that your Dad is doing well. 💕 14mo
Centique Hi Rohit - I‘m sorry to be late seeing this. What a scary experience. Hope he is feeling a lot better now 💕💕 14mo
rohit-sawant @BiblioLitten @Centique Thank you for the kind words, both! 💜💜 He's gradually easing back into his daily routine. And please, no need to apologize, Paula! I'm missing Litsy & hope to catch up with everyone soon. I've been scrambling to get some paperwork in order for the education loan which has left me feeling burnt out. 😣 What's mainly keeping me refreshed is unwinding with a good book at the end of the day. 📖 14mo
Centique @rohit-sawant that kind of paper work is so hard! Fingers crossed 🤞🤞And yay for a good book at the end of the day 😍 14mo
vivastory I know you have a lot going on, hope everything is going well in your world. Hope your family is doing well & your reading some fantastic books! 13mo
Centique Hey Rohit. Just checking in to say Hi. Hope your dad is doing okay. Good luck with your new course too! 💕 13mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory @Centique Really appreciate you guys checking in 💖💖 Sorry for the late reply. My dad's health has improved greatly. Things kinda went south with film school because of the bank's negligence & I had to withdraw my seat. It was stressful but I feel relieved since it's not a constant worry now. Reading certainly helped keep me sane through it all! 13mo
Centique @rohit-sawant oh man! 😒 Grrr to that bank. I remember wading through all the financial applications for uni - I was on a student benefit scheme but man it meant a lot of queuing and waiting and applying - 😕 I‘m glad you‘re relieved. There‘s something better waiting for you I‘m sure! 🤞🤞 13mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Gosh, that must've been draining, all the queuing and waiting and plodding through paperwork. The Grr is mutual. You know, the bank was so disorganised they even lost my file and I had to resubmit some stuff 😒 At any rate, glad it's in the rearview mirror. And thanks so much for the positive words, Paula! 💕💕 13mo
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