The first man in my life: daughters write about their fathers

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Penguin Canada, May 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 254 pages
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For many women, fathers are a mystery that puzzles and haunts us. They are "the other," neither lover nor son, defined more often by silence than words, by emotional absence than physical presence-until now. In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations-from the comic to the tragic, and every shading in between-about the first man in their lives. Complex, compelling, unforgettable, these stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers.

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User Review  - Cecilturtle - LibraryThing

In this collection, 22 prominent Canadian women talk about their fathers. I was surprised at the number of recollections that included sick or missing mothers who propelled fathers into the limelight ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

After reading "What My Father Gave Me" I wanted to read this one as well. This is the description from Google books, which for some reason does not appear on this site: For many women, fathers are a ... Read full review

Contents

ANITA RAU BADAMI Waiting for Mountains
18
MARY ANNE BRINCKMAN The Inheritance
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NANCY DORRANCE Consequences
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