The Ghost At The Table

Suzanne Berne's wry and poignant story of how childhood memories can haunt and destroy, and how we gloss the past to suit our own needs.

Read by Debora Weston and abridged by Doreen Estall.

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01A Spray Of Bittersweet20070101

Suzanne Berne's wry and poignant story of how childhood memories can haunt and destroy, and how we gloss the past to suit our own needs.

Read by Debora Weston and abridged by Doreen Estall.Cynnie reluctantly arrives at her older sister's for a Thanksgiving family reunion.

02A Mollusc In A Blue Blazer20070102

Cynnie and Frances collect their elderly, long-estranged father from his young, second wife who is divorcing him.

03Blue Willow China20070103

Frances clucks with excitement as their father crosses her threshold for the first time in 25 years.

Cynnie however can only recall his dereliction.

04Dad's Favourite20070104

Cynnie talks to her wayward niece about the family's dark past.

05A Special Bond20070105

After their mother's death when they were teenagers, Frances and Cynnie became 'closer than most sisters', but they still cling to contradictory versions of the past.

06Twenty-seven Pounds Of Solid Ice20070108

Farce and friction on Thanksgiving Morning.

07Two Kinds Of Stuffing20070109

Frances painstakingly creates the old-fashioned family Thanksgiving Dinner she's longed for.

But after the pumpkin pie, Cynnie angrily refuses to play happy families.

08An Unforgivable Thing20070110

When Frances' husband takes Cynnie's hand, Cynnie seeks revenge against her older sister.

09A Smoking Mess.20070111

Thanksgiving is over and the sisters continue to struggle with different versions of their shared past.

10 LASTThe Unreliability Of Memory20070112

Cynnie lies down beside her dying father.