Thursday, May 27, 2010

Book 36- Letter to my Daughter: a novel

This little novel, Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop, is a little story with a large impact that will make you laugh and cry and even, sometimes, break your heart.

Laura's daughter runs away and while waiting for her return, she reflects on the relationship she WANTED with her teen daughter, not the one she ended up having. She also explains her own years as a teen girl, coming of age during the Vietnam era, a teenager with racist parents yet who sent her to a Catholic school, about her first love, her first friends, her first heartbreak.

It's a touching story, a quiet story. What a wonderful first novel, and with the voice of a woman, to a teen girl, author George Bishop surprisingly captures the female psyche perfectly. Anyone who's a parent should read this.


Maggie said...

Maggie thanks for sharing this sounds like something I would enjoy reading.
Since my accident I can not find a good way to read a book since they have me lying face down.
Hope your doing well

Self Sagacity said...

sounds like a great book. I enjoyed the preface so far!

Maggie said...

Maggie- OMG I'm sorry to hear you were in an accident! I hope you recover soon.

Could you try audio books?

And this is a nice book to read. A Sweet story.

Self Sagacity- it's a good one. Hope you like the rest of it; let me know! And I'm open to any suggestions you might have for books for me to read!

nannykim said...

Sounds interesting!

nannykim said...

Hmm, my library doesn't have this one. Is George Bishop a woman?

Maggie said...

nannykim- no Bishop is a man. Try to see if you can find it on Amazon. thanks for visiting and for all your comments!