SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode to Wish You A Cozy and Happy Thanksgiving

SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode to Wish You A Cozy and Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, 21 November, 2022

We know you don’t all celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving, but it’s never a bad idea to express gratitude and devote a day to being cozy. In that spirit, we’ve made a little gift for you to show our appreciation.

Watching the movie Home for the Holidays is an annual Thanksgiving tradition in our house. The film is based on a brilliant short story by Chris Radant that is, sadly, out of print. (Although you can read it online here.)

Both the story and the film tell the tale of a family Thanksgiving in all of its gluttonous, annoying, loving glory. It’s a celebration of affection, patience, and forgiveness.

Since you can’t get the story as an audiobook, Mel went into our blanket fort recording booth to read the story out loud, and then Dave worked some editing magic. Boom! We made our first homegrown ‘audiobook.’

We’re very grateful that you’ve all joined us on our Strong Sense of Place reading-traveling adventures. We hope you enjoy the story!

 

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