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Thanksgiving by Ellen Cooney, book reviewPatience was a newlywed, pregnant with her first child on that cold November morning of 1662. When she went outside in search of her husband, she saw a turkey fly into the oak tree in her yard. The fateful killing of that bird ended up being something to be truly thankful for. It also was where the legend of the Morley family of Massachusetts began. In Ellen Cooney’s novel Thanksgiving she follows the Morley women over 350 years, using their ancestral home and the food they prepared for this holiday as the focal points.

This story of the Morley family women unfolds like a flower coming into bloom. As the years go by, we learn how the house grows in shape and size.

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