"The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. On the evenings his father didn't come home, the rest of the family would eat dinner without him, his whereabouts unknown, his absence pronounced but unspoken. And on a cold night just before Christmas 1973, long after dinner, the rest of the family asleep, Forhan's father killed himself in the garage--a new silence. Forty years later, Chris speaks into the quiet his father left behind, digging into his family's past and finding within each generation the same abandonment, loss, and silence in which he was raised. Like Ian Frazier in Family or Philip Roth in American Pastoral, Forhan shows his family as both a part and a product of its time. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave"--Provided by publisher.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Victorian Secrets
Her Father's Name is the sensational story of Leona Lacoste, a pistol-toting young woman who embarks upon a quest to clear the name of her late father. The compelling plot combines murder, mystery, cross-dressing, illegitimacy, amateur sleuthing, and hysteria. This new edition, edited by Greta Depledge, features a critical introduction,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-01 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
THOUGHT PROVOCKING! "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." Have you ever wondered what the Holy Covenant Name of our Creator actually is? After all He did create you. Isn't it about time you found out? Like most of us believers, we
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book entails how the kingdom of God is expanding through convenantial relationships between the heavenly father and His earthly children. Sonship is not about gender but about a partnership of love between God the father and His children. God’s children must grow from spiritual infancy into adulthood in faith