Ever Truman

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote, by Truman Capote came into my hands while on a quest for Thanksgiving stories.  Capote wrote a short story entitled “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and it’s contained in this collection.  Included in the book are two stories about Christmas which I read and enjoyed immensely.

Another favorite of mine called “Children on Their Birthdays” is in the book.  If you’ve never read this short story or seen the movie, I highly recommend it as it is one of my all time favorites.

Not only is Capote’s work beautifully written with a Southern flair, many of the story outcomes are unexpected.  I love that.

The holiday short stories are reminiscent of simpler days when pecans for fruit cakes were gathered in the local forest and Christmas presents lovingly homemade.  The Thanksgiving story is more than a turkey story which makes it well worth reading.

I think I’ll read more of the stories next year.  I’ll look forward to it.

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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2 Responses to Ever Truman

  1. Last year, I read “A Christmas Memory” and I had promised myself that I would read it every year so thanks for the reminder. I just put the Complete Short Stories on hold at the library. I haven’t read the other ones you mentioned. I’m looking forward to it.

  2. dianeledet says:

    Hi Kathy!

    Enjoy the new stories for Christmas and Thanksgiving. As I wrote, I’m planning on reading the rest of the book next year. It was a great find for the upcoming holidays. Don’t miss Children on Their Birthdays if you have time to read it. The movie has a different ending, but I think it is great.
    Happy Holidays!

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