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Twenty Days With Julian & Little Bunny By Papa by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Twenty Days With Julian & Little Bunny By Papa

chadwick, January 13, 2010

The best book I have read this past decade, this slim volume comes courtesy of writer Paul Auster who discovered hiding within the pages of Hawthorne's notebooks, the story of twenty summer days from July 28th to August 16th 1851 that writer Nathaniel Hawthorne spent looking after his son and his pet rabbit, Bunny as his wife, Sophia went to visit relatives with the couple's two daughter's, Una and Rose. The trouble starts as soon as young Julian becomes aware that the baby is gone and is free to make as much noise as he pleases, exercising his lungs with screams and shouts. I have given copies of this book to a few expected fathers as it captures both the exasperation and the tenderness that comes with being a Dad. No other writer quite writes about children and childhood the way that Hawthorne so effortlessly does. The book includes a visit by writer Herman Melville. Also, for the sake of curiosity be sure to read what becomes of young Julian by checking out the biography, Hawthorne: a Life by Brenda Wineapple.
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