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.