The bookmaker's daughter: a memory unbound
Richly detailed with family anecdote, feminine insight, history, sociology, and Southern mythology, Shirley Abbott's deeply personal memoir strikes familiar and resonant chords. In The Bookmaker's Daughter, Abbott examines her difficult relationship with the most important man in her life--her daddy.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mahallett - LibraryThing
very interesting story of girl who is so close to father but as he loses his identity and she is getting hers, they lose their closeness forever. a complicated story i'm sure for her. Read full review
The Bookmaker's Daughter: A Memory UnboundUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Abbott came to terms with her father in this 1991 memoir. Alfred Abbott told his family he was a bookmaker in the publishing sense, when in reality he was a bookie in the gambling sense. Despite his ... Read full review