From Daughters & Sons to Fathers: What I've Never Said

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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 ...

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586540036
  • Publisher: Story Line Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 9.82 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: True Gothic xv
Introduction: The Mercy of Fathers xix
Not My Face, But Yours 8
Home Movies 14
Metasearch 19
In Memory of H.G. Grand (5-10[cent] to $1.00) 26
The Day the Silo Came Down 32
Rounding the Curve 38
Montana 43
On My Best Days 47
Ink Blossoms 50
Marinero 53
For Dad, On What Would Have Been His 84th Birthday 55
Material Men 59
What You Carry 65
Stone Wall in Cottonwood 69
To the Lonesome Cowboy 74
To My Father 79
Elegy for My Father 81
Something Else 85
A Secret Life 93
Father in the Mill 98
Not Much of a Funeral 104
On Making Wood 108
Two Dreamers 111
Kilojoules and Coulombs; Brick and Art 116
Dateline: Granite Bay 121
Close Call 127
The Vulnerable Architecture of Memory 131
Daddy, 1959 136
Summer Shoes 139
A Further Fanfare for the Common Man 144
Riding Shotgun with a Family Man 149
Circling at Umbria 154
Let Me Go 159
Mirrors of Kinship 162
There. Not there 167
Dear Fire 171
Nitro Moons 174
Folly Music 179
Off to a Great Start 184
That Little Boy You're Holding 188
In Brief: Dispatches from a Daughter 195
The Big Seal 198
Winter Morning, 1963 201
Episodes 205
Letter for My Father 211
Letter for My Father 214
Daybreak 218
This Morning 223
Just Like Casablanca 225
Meeting My Father After Many Years 229
You Dance Outside My Frozen Images of You 233
Such a Beautiful World... 238
The Orange, the Fig, the Whisper of Grapes 242
To My Father: What I've Never Said 247
Traced With Your Longing 250
Us Together, Alone 254
Letter to a Father 259
Further Adventures in the Restless Universe 261
Letters 265
Century City Hospital 269
Father Inside 273
Letter to my Father: Decoy 279
Your Blue-Eyed Son 284
Into the Love 290
Second Life 293
Life & Art 297
Memo 300
Indirect Marketing 302
A Sliver from Your Life 306
In This Now I am Living 311
Small Talks with My Father 314
Reiterations: A Letter to My Father, with Stories and Poems 319
Hurrying Home 324
Broken Hearts, Emotions and Feelings 327
You Always Brought Me Water in the Desert 332
Time-Share 340
Interruptions 349
Ragged Mountain Dream 353
The Good Daughter 359
Fall Off From a Good Horse 364
Hello! from the first-born, the black sheep 368
The Same Stars 372
Writing To Your Father: Tips For Getting Started 378
A Note To Book Groups & Writing Groups 381
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