Thanksgiving, 1942 (2020)

Thanksgiving, 1942 Alan Simon Thanksgiving Gene Kelly never actually appears within the pages of Thanksgiving but the then Broadway star is central to one of the tale s plot lines Seventeen year old Charlene Coleman dreams of fame after
  • Title: Thanksgiving, 1942
  • Author: Alan Simon
  • ISBN: 9780985754716
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
Thanksgiving, 1942 Alan Simon Gene Kelly never actually appears within the pages of Thanksgiving, 1942 but the then Broadway star is central to one of the tale s plot lines.Seventeen year old Charlene Coleman dreams of fame after being told by Gene Kelly himself, the star of Broadway s Pal Joey whose debut movie opens one week later also a native of Pittsburgh, where the story is set that she has aGene Kelly never actually appears within the pages of Thanksgiving, 1942 but the then Broadway star is central to one of the tale s plot lines.Seventeen year old Charlene Coleman dreams of fame after being told by Gene Kelly himself, the star of Broadway s Pal Joey whose debut movie opens one week later also a native of Pittsburgh, where the story is set that she has a great deal of talent and should be out selling War Bonds across the country, and perhaps even try her luck in Hollywood Despite the stars literally and figuratively in Charlene s eyes, her mother has different ideas about her daughter s future leading to the inevitable clash of wills as the first Thanksgiving of World War II unfolds.Meanwhile, Charlene s two older brothers, Jonathan and Joseph, have traveled home to Pittsburgh all the way from Arizona for a brief holiday furlough from their Army Air Forces training and for what all family members realize will be the boys last Thanksgiving at home for a long while For Jonathan, this Thanksgiving furlough presents a monumental predicament what he should do when he encounters Francine Donner, his would be fianc 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 who will gather around her table and share the festivities, despite the wartime circumstances and how difficult a year 1942 has been at war and also the home front and even as the days leading up to the holiday itself unfold very differently than she had envisioned.Come join Jonathan, Joseph, Charlene, Irene and Gerald, and the other members of the Coleman family during the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving of World War II in this sequel to The First Christmas of the War.
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  1. Anthony

    April 3, 2013Thanksgiving 1942 A sequel to The First Christmas of the War by Alan SimonA review by Anthony T Riggio Thanksgiving 1942 By Alan Simon is the second book in the Coleman Family saga and I hope there will be future books telling of the happenings of this most interesting family during the WWII years When I read the first book The First Christmas, I concluded this was a matriarchal run family but the second book Thanksgiving shifts to the paternal role in the hierarchy of authority, t [...]

  2. Peggy

    2 in the Coleman family saga centers on the first Thanksgiving of World War II 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 I loved the book, characters, and the setting and am looking forward to the next book

  3. Jeff

    This, the second book in the Coleman family series, was just as good as the first book, The First Christmas of the War It continues the story of the Coleman family, a family coming to grips with life during World War II The oldest two sons of Gerald and Irene Coleman have been in Arizona training in the Army Air Forces They are coming home for the last family Thanksgiving before they will go off to war Irene would like everything to be perfect for this last family holiday Things do not, of cours [...]

  4. Katie

    Thanksgiving 1942 is a slice of life novel about a family during WWII The two teenage sons have returned home from military training for the holiday, and the story covers one week in the family s life I was pretty disappointed, to be honest The dialogue was lackluster, the characters one dimensional and the plot dull I usually enjoy books about this time period, and I like reading about day to day activities However, these characters lack the rich inner life that would make this book exciting I [...]

  5. Andie

    This is the second book in the series about the Colman family during World War II This one is set during the 4 day Thanksgiving weekend of 1942 The oldest sons in the family are coming home for Thanksgiving leave from their Army Air Force training and the family is looking to have as big as holiday feast as their ration books will allow.Again, the story is full of mundane life with the war its dangers always looming in the background Both the older boys find romance to hopefully take them throug [...]

  6. Deb Cornell

    Simon s sequel to The First Christmas of the War follows the Coleman family as they come to grips with the drastic and pervasive changes wrought by America s entry into the war Irene and Gerald Coleman, first generation immigrants, face the trials and tribulations of raising five children to adulthood during the 1940s For some, adulthood comes sooner than their parents may have planned, due largely to the war Simon s novel perfectly portrays family life and angst of the era while avoiding becomi [...]

  7. Vicki Bishop

    I loved this book about life in a much simpler time It takes place in Pittsburgh, PA not that far from where I grew up They used trolleys for ALL travel going to work, school, the market, DATES, etc Many familiar places received mention Mt Washington, the incline, Joseph Horne Dept Store, the old movie theaters What amazed me was the parents involvement in their 5 children s lives especially the oldest three The young men were both in their 20s, about to go off to war and still their parents esp [...]

  8. Linda

    I enjoyed this story very much It was interesting to see how people responded to the moral issues revolving around relationships and what was considered inappropriate behavior of the times It also showed the pain that was endured as people were forced to change their beliefs due to the changes brought on by World War 2 But it was enjoyable to watch families come together, enjoy, and be thankful for during the holiday I thought some scenes lasted a little too long, but all in all it was an enjoya [...]

  9. Linda Marie Marsh

    I may have read this book out of sequence but i opted to do this because of the timing A great Thanksgiving read that takes you for a ride back in time.a simpler time perhaps, but one filled with fear and dread as the holidays approach during WW2.This novel revolves around the Coleman family in PA two sons home on furlough, a teenager daughter and anxious but loving parents Short, full of feeling, and from this one book alone i can easily imagine it becoming a tv mini series.A great heart warmer [...]

  10. Pam Whitman

    Good story poor editingI enjoy reading about life in the 1940 s Wartime changes the way people look at the world, at their lives, and wonder, not what kind of future they ll have, but if they ll even have a future It s during these times the people do uncharacteristic things Family values seemed to be as strong as love for their country I would have given this book a higher rating if it had undergone better editing.

  11. Brittany

    I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program on Thanksgiving, 1942 follows Jonathan, Joseph, Charlene, Irene and her husband Gerald, along with other members of the Coleman family during the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving of the war This was a quick and interesting read that gave a bit of insight into how WWII effected families and the sacrifices they were willing to make.

  12. Cheryl

    Another great book by Alan Simon, thoroughly enjoyed A follow up to The First Christmas of the War, this second parter sees the two oldest Coleman sons home from basic training before entering P 47 pilot training The adventures of returning home, meeting old girlfriends and preparing their parents for their leaving for the war theatre proves a fast paced, heart warming story Looking forward to the 3rd sequel in the saga.

  13. Angie

    Thanksgiving, 1942 The Coleman Family Saga Second book that I have read about this typical middle class family and the impact of WWII on their lives a great view of life in 1942 although perhaps a wee bit thin on charactor motivation 182 pages, 3 stars.

  14. Mary Anne

    Enjoyed this book it was a quick, but interesting read The story centered on two brothers who come home for Thanksgiving 1942 reading this book gives and insight into how WWII had an immediate effect on families and the sacrifices they were willing to make.

  15. Glenna

    This book is the continuing saga of the Coleman family Really have enjoyed the two books I ve read and am looking forward to the next Love most books set in and around the 1940s Very good read

  16. Norma

    The book was a good, not great, read Thought the first one was better Plot line a bit predictable What I liked most about both books was the descriptions of the people coming to grips with the country being at war and all the changes it brought to their lives rationing, separation, etc.

  17. Ellen

    Book 2 of a trilogy.This book, like the 1st one is a short read, but not too badly written I recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction around the time of the 2nd world war.

  18. Susan

    I enjoyed this sequel to the first Christmas of the war as much as I did the original It is again over a very brief period of time, four days, and examines the intimate thoughts and feelings of a 1940s Pittsburgh family.

  19. Sherry Sharpnack

    Very enjoyable story of the Coleman family in November, 1942, the 1st Thanksgiving of WWII This could be the last Thanksgiving the Coleman family is all together Enjoyable story, but rather idealized cliched, which is why I only gave 4 stars It s still a fun, quick read for the holiday.

  20. Jennifer Morefield

    This is the second one I read in this series I really enjoyed it For a.99 book it was wonderful and look forward to the rest of the story.

  21. Sheary Carr

    It was a clear glimpse into what families experienced as the US prepared their servicemen In my case, it was about the time that my father was drafted Makes you think.

  22. Pamela Denlinger

    Short and predictable A little novella about a family, a few days, a couple of happenings and parental thoughts That s all, or less Nothing insightful.

  23. Rita

    Shows how families change and grow when the war was happening Hopefully there will be another book to keep this family going The love, hurt, and growing,

  24. Skye

    Loved this novel It picked up where the first book in this series left off and didn t miss a best Read it in a day because I was so entwined and connected with the characters.

  25. Lex

    Great glimpse of the Greatest Generation Experiencing such a divisive time in the US now, it s a eye opening to read about how everyone was united for a common cause back in WWII

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