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Dear Elizabeth,

It's early morning and I'm sitting here wondering where you are, hoping you're all right.

A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry--and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz's return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey everything I've always meant to tell you but never have.

In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, growing up in an intensely conservative household. She recounts her relationship with a boy she loved despite her parents' disapproval, the fateful events that led to her being sent away to a strict Catholic boarding school, the personal tragedy brought upon her by the Vietnam War, and, finally, the meaning of the enigmatic tattoo below her right hip.

Absorbing and affirming, George Bishop's magnificent debut brilliantly captures a sense of time and place with a distinct and inviting voice. Letter to My Daughter is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

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BONUS: This edition contains a "Letter to My Daughter "discussion guide.

A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of herfifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry--and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz's return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey"everything I've always meant to tell you but never have." In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, her bittersweetrelationship with a boy she loved despite her parents' disapproval, and a personal tragedy that she can never forget. An absorbing and affirming debut, "Letter to MyDaughter" is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

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Before you sit down to read this book, put aside a few hours. Or else, you'll miss some appointments. You will be pulled into every paragraph of Letter to My Daughter, especially if you've ever been a parent or a teenager.--Clyde Edgerton, author of The Bible Salesman

The first thought you have when you read George Bishop's novel, Letter to My Daughter, is; how did a man manage to nail the relationship between a mother and a daughter so flawlessly? But that's not the only magic Mr. Bishop pulls off. He's also one of those rare writers who can write about the heart --and heartbreak--without sugarcoating, yet you feel uplifted at the end. In his skillful hands, reality is a cause for hope, first love is a first step on life's journey, and youthful emotions are to be forever cherished. If you have a mom or a daughter--or a son or a dad--share this great read

About the Author

George Bishop holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he won the department’s Award of Excellence for a collection of stories. He has spent most of the past decade living and teaching overseas in Slovakia, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, India, and Japan. He now lives in New Orleans.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345519757
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Science Fiction - General
Illustrator:
Tiegreen, Alan
Author:
Bishop, George
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Family Life
Subject:
Fiction : General
Publication Date:
20100216
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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Product details 144 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345519757 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , BONUS: This edition contains a "Letter to My Daughter "discussion guide.

A fight, ended by a slap, sends Elizabeth out the door of her Baton Rouge home on the eve of herfifteenth birthday. Her mother, Laura, is left to fret and worry--and remember. Wracked with guilt as she awaits Liz's return, Laura begins a letter to her daughter, hoping to convey"everything I've always meant to tell you but never have." In her painfully candid confession, Laura shares memories of her own troubled adolescence in rural Louisiana, her bittersweetrelationship with a boy she loved despite her parents' disapproval, and a personal tragedy that she can never forget. An absorbing and affirming debut, "Letter to MyDaughter" is a heartwrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

Look for special features inside.

Join the Circle for author chatsand more.

RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

"Synopsis" by , Before you sit down to read this book, put aside a few hours. Or else, you'll miss some appointments. You will be pulled into every paragraph of Letter to My Daughter, especially if you've ever been a parent or a teenager.--Clyde Edgerton, author of The Bible Salesman

The first thought you have when you read George Bishop's novel, Letter to My Daughter, is; how did a man manage to nail the relationship between a mother and a daughter so flawlessly? But that's not the only magic Mr. Bishop pulls off. He's also one of those rare writers who can write about the heart --and heartbreak--without sugarcoating, yet you feel uplifted at the end. In his skillful hands, reality is a cause for hope, first love is a first step on life's journey, and youthful emotions are to be forever cherished. If you have a mom or a daughter--or a son or a dad--share this great read

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