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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 OBR (Text) 33500013151907 New Checked out 11/25/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780618039708
  • ISBN: 0618039708
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    National Book Award—winner O'Brien became a father late in life and subsequently faced the sobering reality of his own mortality. One result is this love letter and book of advice to his sons, Timmy and Tad. It is full of amusing anecdotes and the many humorous and clever things the boys do and say. O'Brien also poignantly captures the trials of parenthood, from the feelings of helplessness while trying to soothe an incessantly crying infant to the universal frustrations of trying to understand a teenager. O'Brien is a thoughtful and close reader, and the strongest chapters are those focused on the reading assignments from which he hopes to draw and impart important life lessons through literary discussion. Interspersed throughout are memoiristic chapters sharing his fears and political awakening during his military service in Vietnam and passionately articulating his antiwar beliefs. Like most dads, O'Brien carries the hopes, fears, and dreams of his children in his own heart; on these pages he hopes to share the wisdom he has gleaned on his quest to fully embrace fatherhood. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

TIM O’BRIEN’s acclaimed novels include The Things They Carried, July, July, and Going After Cacciato, which received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction.
 

Subject: O'Brien, Tim, 1946- > Family.
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Fatherhood.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military.
Authors, American.
Families.
Fatherhood.
Genre: Biography.

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