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Dad's Maybe Book

(2019)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Best-selling author Tim O’Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons.

“We are all writing our maybe books full of maybe tomorrows, and each maybe tomorrow brings another maybe tomorrow, and then another, until the last line of the last page receives its period.”
 
In 2003, already an older father, National Book Award–winning novelist Tim O’Brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, Dad.” Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, the author talked to his sons on paper, as if they were adults, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living.
 
O’Brien traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion, moving from soccer games to warfare to risqué lullabies, from alcoholism to magic shows to history lessons to bittersweet bedtime stories, but always returning to a father’s soul-saving love for his sons.
 
The result is Dad’s Maybe Book, a funny, tender, wise, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader’s heart with joy and recognition.



Used availability for Tim O'Brien's Dad's Maybe Book

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-618-03970-8 / 978-0-618-03970-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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October 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-00-837245-4 / 978-0-00-837245-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-00-837249-7 / 978-0-00-837249-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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May 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-358-36278-4 / 978-0-358-36278-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-00-837246-2 / 978-0-00-837246-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

October 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0-358-28513-5 / 978-0-358-28513-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Audio
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book: Library Edition
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 1-09-406400-9 / 978-1-09-406400-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 1-09-406401-7 / 978-1-09-406401-7
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dad's Maybe Book
Author(s): Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA