Join moderators Kathy Schultenover and Andy Brennan for a discussion of three collected short stories by Truman Capote: "A Christmas Memory", "One Christmas", and "A Thanksgiving Memory". This is a free event which will take place in store on Thursday, November 30th at 10:00 AM Central Time.
Registration is not required for this meeting. Masks are strongly encouraged.
About the Book
Available for the first time in a single volume are the three holiday stories that Truman Capote regarded as among his greatest works of short fiction.
Two of these childhood memoirs - "A Christmas Memory" and "The Thanksgiving Visitor" - center on the author's early years with a family of distant relatives in rural Alabama. Both pay loving tribute to an eccentric old-maid cousin, Miss Sook Faulk, who became his best friend.
In "A Christmas Memory", Miss Sook, Buddy (the narrator), and their dog, Queenie, celebrate the yuletide in a hilariously tipsy state. In the poignant reminiscence "One Christmas", six-year-old Buddy journeys to New Orleans for a reunion with his estranged father that shatters many illusions. And in "The Thanksgiving Visitor", Miss Sook invites the school bully, Odd Henderson - called by Buddy "the meanest human creature in my experience" - to Thanksgiving dinner.