Between the months of May and November, the Halls feel as if they are wearing ruts in the road between their house in the suburbs and the chemotherapy clinic. Near Thanksgiving, Deborah gets a merciful two-week respite from all of her treatments.
The Halls spend every Thanksgiving at Rocky Top, and they do the same this year. Hall gets up early on Thanksgiving morning and goes hunting; though he sees a nice buck, he is not in the mood to kill it. Deborah prepares a grand meal, a feast for about twenty-five friends and family. Moore is there, for he is now considered part of the...
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