Thanksgiving Reads

Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, the largest consumer holidays of the year, Thanksgiving is often an overlooked afterthought despite the fact it is a favored holiday of many and not just because some love to cook and most like to eat. It’s often a long weekend with family and friends and a chance to relax and catch up on some intended reading before the onslaught of Christmas craziness.

If you’re someone who likes to read books relevant to the approaching holiday it can be more of a challenge to find something appropriate for Thanksgiving than Christmas, for example. There is no shortage of Thanksgiving titles for children but less has been written for adults, unless you’re looking for a good holiday cookbook and there are many.

Here is a bit of Thanksgiving history, mystery and fiction from the collection at the Grand Rapids Public Library: a little something for everyone. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

A Great and Godly Adventure by Godfrey Hodgson

Thanksgiving: The Biography of An American Holiday by James W. Baker

The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote

Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

Thanksgiving by Michael Dibdin

A Catered Thanksgiving: a Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford


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