Cynthia is reluctant to join in a family reunion because she'd rather not see her estranged father. Yet Frances, her sister is adamant that they must all meet to clear the air - poisoned ever since their mother died when they were children. But Cynthia has her own ideas about how to use this family occasion.
Thanksgiving, New England, and writer Cynthia has been persuaded by elder sister Frances to come and visit for the autumn holiday. Cynthia is reluctant to join in this family reunion because she'd rather not see their long-estranged father. Yet Frances is adamant that they must all meet to clear the air - poisoned ever since their mother died when they were children.
But Cynthia has her own ideas about how to use this family occasion. It's time to lift the lid on some unwelcome home truths about what happened all those years ago. And this time her daddy's feelings are not to be spared ...
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"Delicious. . . . Berne turns a witty tale of holiday dysfunction into a transfixing borderline gothic, her appealing heroine into an unreliable narrator seething with decades-old resentment. . . .A."--Entertainment Weekly
About Suzanne Berne
Suzanne Berne's first novel, A Crime in the Neighbourhood, won the 1999 Orange Prize. She is also the author of A Perfect Arrangement, The Ghost at the Table, Missing Lucile and The Dogs of Littlefield. Suzanne Berne lives with her husband and two daughters near Boston.
The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne
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Penguin Books Ltd
Winner of Orange Prize for Fiction 1999
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