No matter where one currently lives, "home" is the place where one was brought up. Our roots are mingled with those of friends who anchor lives and contribute to character.
Thanksgiving Breakfast celebrates the lasting bonds of high school friendships in our changing world. It is a reverting story of hometown authenticity written in rich humor, and heartfelt emotion. It is filled with laughter and tears. This is a story that will resonate with Baby Boomers across the country. It's a must for anyone who relishes a well-crafted story for the ages.
The story begins in 1963 in picturesque Clarks Summit. This is the group's first reunion after graduation. Some have dispersed far and wide after high school. Uniting again they share worldly experiences of the real world of jobs, college and the country's escalating involvement in Vietnam.
Over the span of 50 years, one close knit group of friends from the small town in Pennsylvania, remains true to their vow to stay connected whether near or far. No matter where the road has taken them, they unite on certain Thanksgiving weekends.
This is a poignant saga that mines the deep bonds of friendships, life choices, emotional revelations of the closest of friends through the best of times and the worst of times. This tender, absorbing story is certain to appeal to anyone who relishes an intimate portrait of Baby Boomers as they parse the past and forge a new future.
©2013 John Fitzgerald (P)2015 John Fitzgerald
I have read the book and enjoyed the audio version even more, to me it seemed warmer. When I read the book, I was interested in the story line, listening I am relaxing enjoying the story so much more,
Alex Flynn was my favorite, he was the main character and expressed his feelings the best.
Johnny Thompson was the funniest of the characters, and also the most honest.
Tommy's discrimination of his Vietnam experience was the most memorable for me. It was quite emotional. He hit the nail on the head.
I enjoyed this book so much, II grew up in a different part of the country, as a Baby Boomer myself i experienced many of the feelings, and had some friends like the ones in the book. But most of all I enjoyed recalling some of the good times of my youth.
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