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From daughters & sons to fathers : what I've never said
Warloe, Constance.
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Ashland, Or. : Story Line Press, [2001]

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397 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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HQ755.85 .F77 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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[Handle]A touching book that reaffirms the important bond between father and child. [body]In an age of Kiss-And-Tell-All, isn't it strange that so many have so much trouble expressing what is most enduring, and most true, to those who brought us into this world? This companion book to From Daughters to Mothers: I've Always Meant to Tell You, which sold 15,000 copies in hardback, and has been in print in paper since 1998, includes letters and poems to fathers from 83 of our greatest writers. Timely for Father's Day, for every day. [Contributors Include]: Marvin Bell Rita Mae Brown Judith Ortiz Cofer Wanda Coleman Nicholas Delbanco Leslie Fiedler Annie Finch Lynn Freed Joy Harjo Lola Haskins Garrett Hongo James D. Houston E. Ethelbert Miller Naomi Shihab Nye Joyce Carol Oates Carole Simmons Oles Linda Pastan Greg Sarris Alma Luz Villanueva Mary Zeppa

Author Notes

Constance Warloe is author of one novel and the contributing editor of two anthologies. She holds the M.F.A. degree in writing and literature from Bennington College. She is serving internships in pastoral counseling/narrative therapy at the Bedford Veterans Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston and will receive the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2002

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Library Journal Review

In this companion to Warloe's From Daughters to Mothers: I've Always Meant To Tell You (Pocket, 1998. reprint), a variety of writers, from minor poets to established novelists, were asked to write imaginary letters to their fathers, saying what they wanted to but never did during their lives together. The writers represented include Rita Mae Brown, Nicholas Delbanco, and Naomi Shihab Nye. As with many such ventures, the result is a mixed bag, with some pieces crafted more finely than others. The fathers, however, are rendered realistically, whether they are alcoholics or state senators. Through the letters, a generation of immigrants and survivors of the Depression is remembered with heartfelt emotion. Joyce Carol Oates, for example, suddenly realizes, "You should be me." But her father did not have the chance to become a scholar/teacher because he had to work in factories and odd jobs. Although not an essential purchase, this anthology might be useful for writing groups or classes. Notes for such groups are included at the end. Public libraries and community college libraries in particular might consider this title. Nancy P. Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Art BeckChris BeldenMeg BelichickMarvin BellPinckney BenedictSally Ryder BradyIanthe BrautiganRita Mae BrownDon Mee ChoiJudith Ortiz CoferWanda ColemanRand Richards CooperNicholas DelbancoLynn DoironTess EnrothLeslie FiedlerAnnie FinchSesshu FosterJoan FrankDonald FreasLynn FreedAlbert GarciaSonia GernesMarc J. GouletJan HaagPhebe HansonJoy HarjoLola HaskinsMary HebertCraig HeverlyRick HillisKathryn HohlweinGarrett HongoJames HoustonAlexandra JohnsonLaura KasischkeSusan Kelly-DewittHarry W. KendallJames KilgoSydney LeaAnne D. Le ClaireMary MackeyDale MaharidgeNjoki Mc ElroyJohn Mc KernanPablo MedinaE. Ethelbert MillerJudson MitchamJim MoorePamela MooreDavid MorseMiriam Morsel NathanNaomi Shihab NyeJoyce Carol OatesCarole Simmons OlesWilliam O'RourkeLinda PastanDawn RaffelKeith RatzlaffAnnie ReinerScott Russell SandersStephen SandyGreg SarrisHarold SchneiderJohn SearlesDavid ShieldsLouise Farmer SmithDonna Baier SteinMichael SteinSharan StrangeAustin StrausArthur StringerJervey TervalonJohn ThorndikeAlma Luz VillanuevaConstance WarloeWilliam WhartonMargaret Rose WitherHilma WolitzerIrene ZabytkoMary ZeppaFeenie Ziner
Preface: True Gothicp. xv
Introduction: The Mercy of Fathersp. xix
Not My Face, But Yoursp. 8
Home Moviesp. 14
Metasearchp. 19
In Memory of H.G. Grand (5-10[cent] to $1.00)p. 26
The Day the Silo Came Downp. 32
Rounding the Curvep. 38
Montanap. 43
On My Best Daysp. 47
Ink Blossomsp. 50
Marinerop. 53
For Dad, On What Would Have Been His 84th Birthdayp. 55
Material Menp. 59
What You Carryp. 65
Stone Wall in Cottonwoodp. 69
To the Lonesome Cowboyp. 74
To My Fatherp. 79
Elegy for My Fatherp. 81
Something Elsep. 85
A Secret Lifep. 93
Father in the Millp. 98
Not Much of a Funeralp. 104
On Making Woodp. 108
Two Dreamersp. 111
Kilojoules and Coulombs; Brick and Artp. 116
Dateline: Granite Bayp. 121
Close Callp. 127
The Vulnerable Architecture of Memoryp. 131
Daddy, 1959p. 136
Summer Shoesp. 139
A Further Fanfare for the Common Manp. 144
Riding Shotgun with a Family Manp. 149
Circling at Umbriap. 154
Let Me Gop. 159
Mirrors of Kinshipp. 162
There. Not therep. 167
Dear Firep. 171
Nitro Moonsp. 174
Folly Musicp. 179
Off to a Great Startp. 184
That Little Boy You're Holdingp. 188
In Brief: Dispatches from a Daughterp. 195
The Big Sealp. 198
Winter Morning, 1963p. 201
Episodesp. 205
Letter for My Fatherp. 211
Letter for My Fatherp. 214
Daybreakp. 218
This Morningp. 223
Just Like Casablancap. 225
Meeting My Father After Many Yearsp. 229
You Dance Outside My Frozen Images of Youp. 233
Such a Beautiful World...p. 238
The Orange, the Fig, the Whisper of Grapesp. 242
To My Father: What I've Never Saidp. 247
Traced With Your Longingp. 250
Us Together, Alonep. 254
Letter to a Fatherp. 259
Further Adventures in the Restless Universep. 261
Lettersp. 265
Century City Hospitalp. 269
Father Insidep. 273
Letter to my Father: Decoyp. 279
Your Blue-Eyed Sonp. 284
Into the Lovep. 290
Second Lifep. 293
Life and Artp. 297
Memop. 300
Indirect Marketingp. 302
A Sliver from Your Lifep. 306
In This Now I am Livingp. 311
Small Talks with My Fatherp. 314
Reiterations: A Letter to My Father, with Stories and Poemsp. 319
Hurrying Homep. 324
Broken Hearts, Emotions and Feelingsp. 327
You Always Brought Me Water in the Desertp. 332
Time-Sharep. 340
Interruptionsp. 349
Ragged Mountain Dreamp. 353
The Good Daughterp. 359
Fall Off From a Good Horsep. 364
Hello! from the first-born, the black sheepp. 368
The Same Starsp. 372
Writing To Your Father: Tips For Getting Startedp. 378
A Note To Book Groups and Writing Groupsp. 381