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Sins of the Father
     

Sins of the Father

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by Felicia Madlock
 

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ISBN-13:
9780974363660
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.39(d)

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderfull! It tells the story of Sammie, who not only loses his parents, but the people and places around him. He is placed in the care of his drug addicted aunt, who is more concerned with spending his inheritance than taking care of him. A random encounter puts Sammie in contact with the brothers he's never known about as they all struggle to find peace and comfort with the situations life has handed them. This story is the story that plays out with so many people in life. Being raised by a single parents, knowing your father is out there but has never attempted to contact you, children being placed in homes where no one cares about them. The ending was a shocker, and I think it needed to be done instead of the usual happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I could not keep my head out of it. It made me cry and it made me laugh. KEEP ON WRITING!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Felicia has done a marvelous job telling the story of a man and his sons. The book holds your attention from the very first sentence to the last period on the last page. It is a definite thriller. Get this book today but fasten a seat belt before you start because it might just blow you away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Poppa was a rolling stone¿ best characterizes Samuel ¿Street¿ Jamieson, the father portrayed in Sins of the Father. During the course of his lifetime he fathers four sons by three different women and when he and his wife die tragically, those attending his funeral have many different perceptions. Words such as ¿caring, devoted father¿ don¿t ring true for his three oldest children --Terrence, Malik and Bernard. They mourned his passing years before his death, when he unceremoniously walked out of their lives. His youngest son Sammie feels differently since he is the only one to benefit, even for a short time, from a father in his life. Sammie was forced into a different lifestyle when he was orphaned at such a young age. He moves from spacious and comfortable dwellings into the projects with his father¿s only surviving relative, a crack head sister. Plagued with troubles of her own, she only sees dollar signs when taking in her nephew. Surprisingly, young Sammie continues to thrive and show promise in his new school. The teachers and principal take notice of his achievements and want to assure his continued academic success. He finds refuge in an after-school program where he can seek safety and shelter, talk out issues and nurture his passion - basketball, sometimes even with Bernard Christian, an up and coming NBA draft hopeful. This is the highlight of Sammie¿s dismal life. Through his interaction at the center everybody comes to love this mild mannered, smart but lonely kid. The plot thickens and the ¿sins of the father¿ can no longer be hidden. The emotions of the older sons and the younger son collide dramatically. There is plenty of physical as well as emotional action. Enough passion to keep the reader turning pages to find out which path Sammie¿s life will take. Character development was paramount in this story. I think each character was sufficiently developed to engage the reader. You felt something for each character mentioned and although there were many, each added successfully to the story. The dialogue flowed to make reading a breeze and you come away from the reading experience with a different perspective on how children develop with and without father figures. I¿m not sure the original intent of the writing of Sins of the Father was to walk away with a moral, but one is clearly present, and to me I find its inclusion a bonus.