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Thanksgiving, 1942
     

Thanksgiving, 1942

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by Alan Simon
 

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Take a trip back in time to spend the first Thanksgiving of World War II with the Coleman family and the return home to Pittsburgh of the two older sons-Jonathan and Joseph-for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training...and what all family members expect will be their last Thanksgiving at home for a long while. Charlene Coleman, now

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Take a trip back in time to spend the first Thanksgiving of World War II with the Coleman family and the return home to Pittsburgh of the two older sons-Jonathan and Joseph-for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training...and what all family members expect will be their last Thanksgiving at home for a long while. Charlene Coleman, now seventeen years old, has secret dreams of fame after being told by none other than the star of Broadway's Pal Joey-Pittsburgh native Gene Kelly-that she has a great deal of talent and should be out selling War Bonds across the country.

For Jonathan, this Thanksgiving furlough presents a serious predicament: what he should do when he encounters Francine Donner, his would-be fiancé. Jonathan had just started proposing to her the previous Christmas Eve when Francine blurted out a shameful secret that halted the proposal...but what will happen eleven months later when Jonathan and Francine come together again?

Irene Coleman is determined to make this Thanksgiving as joyous as possible for everyone in her family who will gather around her table and share the holiday festivities, despite the wartime circumstances and how difficult a year 1942 has been on the war front and also the home front.

Halfway across the world their cousin Marty, who has already been to war, is spending his Thanksgiving with his sea-mates on the USS Augusta, thinking about and missing his family back home.

THANKSGIVING, 1942 - the just-published first of three sequels to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR - follows Jonathan, Joseph, Charlene, Irene and her husband Gerald, and the other members of the Coleman family during the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving of the war.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016786162
Publisher:
Alan Simon Books
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
The Coleman Family Saga , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
357,425
File size:
592 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Simon is the author of several historical novels set in the mid-20th century: The First Christmas of the War, Thanksgiving, 1942, and Unfinished Business. He is also the author of the serialized novel Gettysburg, 1913: A Novel of the Great Reunion, which is being written leading up to the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 100th anniversary of the 1913 "Great Reunion" that was held 50 years later and was attended by more than 50,000 aging Civil War veterans.

Alan is also the author of the memoir Clemente: Memories of a Once-Young Fan - Four Birthdays, Three World Series, Two Holiday Steelers Games, and One Bar Mitzvah, published in honor and memory of the 40th anniversary of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente's tragic loss on a humanitarian mission.

He is a native of Pittsburgh (where several of his novels are set) and currently lives in Phoenix.

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Thanksgiving, 1942 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read I enjoyed the Christmas book as well
coinslot330 More than 1 year ago
A well written continuation of the Coleman Family Saga that began with The First Christmas of the War. Can't wait to read the third in the series.
kristel70 More than 1 year ago
It is an excellent story very vivid and realistic...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved LOVED this story.
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