Far from Home: Father-Daughter Travel Adventures

Far from Home: Father-Daughter Travel Adventures

by Wendy Knight
     
 

Fathers have a profound impact on their daughters, shaping their abilities to love and ultimately to venture forth, physically and emotionally. At the same time, daughters both inadvertently and purposefully break down the artificial walls of masculinity that men sometimes build with a purity and power that mothers, wives, and girlfriends cannot. Weaving together

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Fathers have a profound impact on their daughters, shaping their abilities to love and ultimately to venture forth, physically and emotionally. At the same time, daughters both inadvertently and purposefully break down the artificial walls of masculinity that men sometimes build with a purity and power that mothers, wives, and girlfriends cannot. Weaving together the thrill of adventure with the unique issues surrounding that connection, Far from Home examines what happens when father and daughter embark side by side on the adventure of their choosing. Veteran outdoor travel writer Mark Jenkins exposes his daughter to the mountains at an early age, but discovers that the lure of pop culture can eclipse his best efforts to teach her about the outdoors. Anna Todd travels to Lebanon nearly twenty years after her father, a Canadian journalist, was killed while covering the war there. Amy Engeler climbs Maine’s highest peak with her father-in-law and two children. Dan Glick learns how to be both father and mother to his adolescent daughter on a round-the-world trip. These remarkable essays and the many others in this insightful, exciting collection are sure to entice and inspire adventurous fathers, daughters, and armchair travelers alike.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This collection of stories draws from the candid reflections of 20 writers regarding their own father/daughter experiences. Balancing nicely the male and female perspectives, it relates accounts of discovery, reconciliation, adversity, and fallibility. Readers will delight in these touching tales, which explore the idea of travel both literal and figurative: a climb of Mt. Aconcagua in South America, an exploration of a family's roots in Greece, a father's struggle to adapt to single parenthood. Whether at home or afar, authors such as Marianne Apostolides (Inner Hunger) and Dan Glick (Monkey Dancing) offer insight into the various aspects of the human spirit, the parent/child bond, and the intricacies of relationships. This unique approach to delving into family dynamics, in a way that is almost always affecting but never sentimental, offers rewarding, informative, and entertaining reading. Recommended for all libraries.-Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ont. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781580051057
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 7.55(h) x 0.96(d)

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