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Are There Closets in Heaven?: A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story [NOOK Book]

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It's always difficult for a child to tell her parents she is gay, regardless of how liberal or conservative her family might be. When the daughter is part of a devout Catholic family living in a small rural community, the parent-child relationship is exposed to even greater risk, often beyond repair. Are There Closets in Heaven? is a revealing first-person dialogue between a lesbian daughter, who had always dutifully tried to please her parents, and her Catholic father, an eighty-one-year-old farmer from Iowa. ...
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Are There Closets in Heaven?: A Catholic Father and Lesbian Daughter Share their Story

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Overview

It's always difficult for a child to tell her parents she is gay, regardless of how liberal or conservative her family might be. When the daughter is part of a devout Catholic family living in a small rural community, the parent-child relationship is exposed to even greater risk, often beyond repair. Are There Closets in Heaven? is a revealing first-person dialogue between a lesbian daughter, who had always dutifully tried to please her parents, and her Catholic father, an eighty-one-year-old farmer from Iowa. Through their letters and reflections, we see how courage and love made it possible for Bob and Carol Curoe to navigate the twists and turns of such a dramatic shift in their lives. This highly personal and often emotional exchange offers a gift of hope and inspiration to families who struggle with learning their child is not what they expected. Are There Closets in Heaven? lets us experience the real lives behind debates taking place in today's media on same-sex marriage, constitutional amendments, gays and lesbians raising children, and religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929636917
  • Publisher: Syren Book Company
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 845,819
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Carol Curoe is a business consultant in Minneapolis, where she lives with Susan, her partner of almost twenty years, their sons, Patrick and Jonathan, and dog, Max. Curoe has a B.S. in civil engineering from Marquette University, a master's in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a certificate in organizational development from the University of St. Thomas. She lives in Minneapolis.

Robert Curoe lives in eastern Iowa, where he and his wife, Joyce, grew up and raised their six children. Robert farmed a grain and livestock operation and taught down-hill skiing until he retired at the young age of eighty-one.

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    Every parent should read this book

    Every parent should read this book!

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