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Letter to My Daughter

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
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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Praise for this book

"A first novel of immense power." - Pat Conroy


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Used availability for George Bishop's Letter to My Daughter

Hardback Editions

February 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
ISBN: 0-345-51598-6 / 978-0-345-51598-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
ISBN: 0-345-51599-4 / 978-0-345-51599-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
ISBN: 1-4001-1694-5 / 978-1-4001-1694-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
ISBN: 1-4001-4694-1 / 978-1-4001-4694-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
ISBN: 1-4001-6694-2 / 978-1-4001-6694-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Letter to My Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): George Bishop
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA