Letter to My Daughter Reviews
"Letter to My Daughter is a first novel of immense power. It makes George Bishop a novelist to keep your eye on. As a father of five daughters, reading the book made me wish Id written a letter to my own girls, describing my own failures and dilemmas as an American teenager." - Pat Conroy, bestselling author of South of Broad
"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 with them." - Louise Shaeffer, author of Serendipity
"George Bishop is very good at doing a difficult thing. He dares to write about the complexities of a mother-daughter relationship. He is alert to the feeling of helpless love in a mother, and the stumbling way she tries to speak to her absent daughter. The story, told through a letter, is compelling and heartfelt." - Elizabeth Cox, author of Slow Moon
"Letter to My Daughter encompasses all the love and hope and fear of being both a parent and a child. Bishop's story, this letter from a mother, will break your heart even as it reminds you of the resiliency of love." - Judy Merrill Larsen, author of All the Numbers
"George Bishop has brilliantly conceived an unforgettable story about the angst of adolescence, the complexities of family relationships, and the depth of a mothers love for her daughter. Written with stunning clarity and compassion, Letter to My Daughter fills the heart. " - Bev Marshall, author of Walking Through Shadows and Right as Rain
"George Bishop writes Letter to My Daughter with a keen eye, an open heart and a lot of love. This mother's letter to her fifteen year old daughter will stay with you long after you've put it down. I am sure I will return to it again as a cautionary tale and a parable of forgiveness. I highly recommend it." - Adriana Trigiani, author of Lucia, Lucia and Very Valentine
"In George Bishops spare and powerful Letter to My Daughter, a mother confesses with startling honesty a life of passion and loss and survival. Meant as an apology to her runaway child, it is both heartbreaking and heart healing."-John Biguenet, author of Oyster and The Torturers Apprentice
"Readers who don't scratch too deeply, accepting the somewhat improbable premise that a mother would write a book-length letter while frantically awaiting word of her missing daughter, will find much to enjoy as Bishop brings alive an independent, fearless young Laura." - Library Journal
"...A gimmicky debut." - Kirkus Reviews
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