Let’s face it, the holidays combined with wonky family dynamics can be a stressful time for many folks. So, when Thanksgiving Day finds Adam and Marissa at crossroads in their lives, readers will immediately connect to the characters. Adam is a recovering alcoholic that has burned every bridge possible with his family. He suddenly leaves Thanksgiving morning and finds himself at the airport bar waiting for a flight back home to San Francisco. Marissa, a flight attendant, also finds herself at the airport bar as she ponders how her marriage has quickly gotten so out of control. Their chance meeting leads to a Thanksgiving Day that neither of them could have predicted.
Thanksgiving Day as the backdrop of quintessential American life where families are left confused by the actions of Adam and Marissa make a decidedly interesting storyline. Feldman expertly captures the chaos and confusion while creating characters that are fraught with pain. Past actions are exaggerated to prove a point that choices are never easy but Marissa and Adam must take responsibility for bad decisions and past indiscretions. This reviewer enjoyed Feldman’s direct style and easy-to-follow story where the characters came through loud and clear to culminate in a less-than-storybook ending.
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