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The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write About Their Fathers Paperback – May 1 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada; 1 edition (May 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143051172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143051176
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,054,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Powerful women. Powerful stories with resonance and illumination." -- Women's Post

"... impressively thoughtful and thought-provoking glimpses into the many different kinds of relationships shared between daughters and fathers... a gift." -- Edmonton Journal

"...a tour de force. [Sandra Martin has] gathered the best writers in the country; their energy and creativity pour out of this collection... It is a singular collection that deserves wide recognition and distribution." -- Peter C. Newman

"...revelatory moments from a diverse set of women, ranges from the tragic to the comic with strong contributions from Eden Robinson, Lisa Moore, Catherine Gildiner, Emily Urquhart, Christie Blatchford, Sarah Murdoch, Susan Swan, P.K. Page and Rachel Manley." -- The Globe and Mail review

"...the reader is rewarded with a rich trove of essays that are striking for their focus, frankness, and economy. In fact, the writing is so consistently good that it's hard to single any of it out for special praise." -- Quill & Quire starred review

"This is a book for fathers of daughters. Stunning, revealing, heart-warming, chilling, and moving, each story packs the unique power that is found only in family. Read it and learn. And then go hug your daughters." -- Roy MacGregor, author of The Home Team

About the Author

SANDRA MARTIN, a senior feature writer with The Globe and Mail, has won the Atkinson and Canadian Journalism Fellowships and multiple National Magazine Awards. She was the co-editor of the annual Oberon Best Short Stories and Coming Attractions anthologies from 1984 through 1986 and is the co-author of three books, including Rupert Brooke in Canada and Card Tricks: Bankers, Boomers and the Explosion of Plastic Credit, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Business Book Award in 1993. A past president of PEN Canada, she is the mother of a grown son and daughter. She lives in Toronto with her husband and her cat, Alice.

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By H. Dikranian on June 30 2013
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Although, this was bought and read some time ago, I really enjoyed the father daughter relationship as told by Ms Martin. Would definitely recommend.
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