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The ghost at the table

a novel

by Suzanne Berne

  • 183 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sisters,
  • Thanksgiving Day,
  • Families,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    The Fiske family is gathered at the exquisitely restored New England home of the second of three sisters. The family table groans with the weight of guilt and blame. The result is the taut story of a 21st-century family"s unraveling, played against a famous 19th-century writer"s own family dysfunction.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Suzanne Berne
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.E73114 B46 2006
    The Physical Object
    Pagination292 p. ;
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24746691M
    ISBN 101565123344
    ISBN 109781565123342
    LC Control Number2006040073
    OCLC/WorldCa64336197

    THE GHOST AT THE TABLE. by Suzanne Berne. BUY NOW FROM Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, More Fiction & Literature > MORE BY SUZANNE BERNE. Fiction. our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email : Suzanne Berne. Get this from a library! The ghost at the table. [Suzanne Berne] -- San Francisco freelance writer Cynthia Fiske acquiesces to her maternal older sister, Frances, and attends the Thanksgiving family reunion Frances is hosting at her perfectly restored Colonial home.

    The Ghost at the Table A Novel (Book): Berne, Suzanne: Strikingly different since childhood and leading dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have managed to remain devoted--as long as they stay on opposite coasts. When Frances arranges to host Thanksgiving at her idyllic New England farmhouse, she envisions a happy family reunion, one that will include the . Click to read more about The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. This book is more than it appears. I thought when I started this book, that it was going to be easy-going women's fiction about family ties. And most of the way through the book, I continued to believe this/5(17).

    Get this from a library! The ghost at the table. [Suzanne Berne] -- Two sisters find themselves reunited by the appearance of their eldery, long-estranged father during a cold, snowy week in which sleeping tensions and old griefs reawaken. The Ghost at the Table Suzanne Berne Algonquin Books Hardcover The Ghost at the Table is a delightful contemporary comedy of manners, drawing on the lives of famous literary characters and featuring protagonists who are more often than not guilty of failures of communication and of creating snap and impulsive opinions.


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With the novel's first line and its reluctant admission - 'Going home for Thanksgiving wasn't something I had planned on' -- Berne takes a first sure step into territory familiar to readers of mystery, the place where /5(48). Suzanne Berne is the author of the novels The Dogs of Littlefield, A Crime in the Neighborhood, A Perfect Arrangement, and The Ghost at the Table, as well as Missing Lucile: Memories of the Grandmother I Never Knew, part biography and part memoir.

She has taught at Harvard University as a Briggs-Copeland Fellow and at Wellesley College. The Ghost at the Table. by Suzanne Berne. pp, Fig Tree, £ If an alien - or, say, a non-American - decided to find out about Thanksgiving, and accordingly gleaned his/her/its knowledge from books and films set during the holiday, he/she/it might come to the conclusion that it is the grimmest day of the : Carrie O'grady.

The Ghost at the Table. This taut psychological drama by Orange Prize–winner Berne (A Crime in the Neighborhood) unfolds as San Francisco freelance writer Cynthia Fiske acquiesces to her maternal older sister, Frances, and attends the Thanksgiving family reunion Frances is hosting at her perfectly restored Colonial home in Concord, Mass.

The Ghost at the Table skillfully examines the way two sisters interpret their experiences growing up in their troubled family. Each sister has such a different view of childhood events that they are almost unrecognisable in the other's eyes. Suzanne Berne is a beautiful writer, and her words are carefully chosen as well as rich and surprising.5/5(5).

the ghost at the table Suzanne Berne Strikingly different since childhood and leading dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have managed to remain “devoted”—as long as they stay on opposite coasts. The Ghost at the Table A Novel (Book): Berne, Suzanne: "Thanksgiving, homecoming, reunion—family ideals shared across generations and geography.

But does reality ever live up to expectations. The Fiske family is gathered at the exquisitely restored New England home of the second of three sisters.

Family apologist Frances has gone to great lengths to. A thoroughly engrossing story of a woman's search for family and self, vaguely reminiscent of an Anne Tyler tale, The Ghost at the Table plays out over the course of a holiday weekend.

Cynthia Fiske is cajoled into traveling back East to spend Thanksgiving with her. The Ghost at the Table A Novel (Book): Berne, Suzanne: "When Frances arranges to host Thanksgiving at her idyllic New England farmhouse, she envisions a happy family reunion, one that will include her sister, Cynthia, and their estranged father.

But tension mounts as the sisters discover that each has a different version of their shared past"--Page 2 of cover. Get this from a library. The ghost at the table: a novel. [Suzanne Berne] -- "Strikingly different since childhood and leading dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have managed to remain "devoted"--As long as they stay on opposite coasts.

When Frances arranges to. praise for The Ghost at the Table “From its emotionally intricate first paragraph, Suzanne Berne's The Ghost at the Table is a crash course in sibling rivalry, with its cutthroat dueling for dominance and parental love The intersection of memory and morality is where this compelling novel makes its home.” —O: The Oprah Magazine.

The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne: a book club discussion. December 8, at pm (Book clubs, Book review, books) In life, one is sometimes glad to be proved wrong.

When our book club chose The Ghost at the Table for its next selection, I groaned inwardly. Oh no, here we go again, another earnest, dreary slog through a dysfunctional. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: At turns poignant and funny, this haunting novel demonstrates what happens when one person tries to rewrite another's history, and explores the mystery of why families try to stay together - even when it may be in their best interests to keep apart.Get this from a library!

The ghost at the table: a novel. [Suzanne Berne] -- The Fiske family is gathered at the exquisitely restored New England home of the second of three sisters. The family table groans with the weight of guilt and blame. The result is the taut story of a.The Ghost at the Table (Book): Berne, Suzanne: Strikingly different since childhood and leading dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have managed to remain devoted--as long as they stay on opposite coasts.

When Frances arranges to host Thanksgiving at her idyllic New England farmhouse, she envisions a happy family reunion, one that will include the sisters' .