When it comes to holiday-themed fiction, Thanksgiving often gets short shrift. Readers can celebrate Halloween with the latest Stephen King or Clive Barker, and there's no shortage of novels that rely on Christmas miracles as plot points.
But fiction set at Thanksgiving is much rarer, perhaps because there are only so many ways to describe passing out on the couch in a turkey-induced coma while the Bears and Packers duke it out on TV. Nevertheless, there are some great stories and novels you can sneak off and read once the discussion at the dinner table turns into a brawl about politics.
"Thanksgiving Night," Richard Bausch
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