The Christmas table
(Book)

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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
231 pages ; 19 cm.
Status
Hugh Embry Branch Library - BOOK - Adult
F VanLIERE
1 available
South Holiday Branch Library - BOOK - Adult
F VanLIERE
1 available
Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center - BOOK - Adult
F VanLIERE
1 available

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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English

Notes

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Includes recipes.
Description
In June 1972, John Creighton determines to build his wife Joan a kitchen table. His largest project to date had been picture frames but he promises to have the table ready for Thanksgiving dinner. Inspired to put something delicious on the table, Joan turns to her mother's recipes she had given to Joan when she and John married. In June 2012, Lauren Mabrey discovers she's pregnant. Gloria, Miriam, and the rest of her friends at Glory's Place begin to pitch in, helping Lauren prepare their home for the baby. On a visit to the local furniture builder, Lauren finds a table that he bought at a garage sale but has recently refinished. Once home, a drawer is discovered under the table which contains a stack of recipe cards. Growing up in one foster home after another, Lauren never learned to cook and is fascinated as she reads through the cards. Personal notes have been written on each one from the mother to her daughter and time and again Lauren wonders where they lived, when they lived, and in a strange way, she feels connected to this mother and her daughter and wants to make the mother proud. The story continues to from 1972 to 2012 as Joan battles breast cancer and Lauren learns to cook, preparing for the baby's arrival. As Christmas nears, can Lauren unlock the mystery of the table, and find the peace she's always longed for?

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

VanLiere, D. (2020). The Christmas table (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

VanLiere, Donna, 1966-. 2020. The Christmas Table. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

VanLiere, Donna, 1966-. The Christmas Table St. Martin's Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

VanLiere, Donna. The Christmas Table First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2020.

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