The Ghost at the TableLarge Print - 2007 | Center Point large print ed.
Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selection.
"Rivaling sisters search for family truths... a literary feast." - Kirkus Reviews, starred.
"A taut psychological drama." - Publishers Weekly, starred.
Strikingly different since childhood and leading very dissimilar lives now, sisters Frances and Cynthia have nevertheless managed to remain "devoted" - so long as they stay on opposite coasts. But with the reappearance of their elderly, long-estranged father they find themselves reunited for a cold, snowy Thanksgiving week-a reunion that awakens sleeping tensions and old sorrows. As Thanksgiving day approaches, the sisters continue to struggle with different versions of their shared past, and the dizzying tension comes to a head. The Ghost at the Table reveals what happens when one person tries to rewrite another's history while it explores the mystery of why families try to stay together even when it may be in their best interest to stay apart.