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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (572 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Bishop Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 heart-wrenching novel of mothers, daughters, and the lessons we all learn when we come of age.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Susy | 2/15/2014

    " Short read. Good time waster. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/14/2014

    " Really enjoyed it. Reminds a mother of what teenage life is like. Brought back a few memories for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peggy | 1/8/2014

    " I really liked it and kept wanting to read more. I found it to be a interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelly | 12/26/2013

    " After I ditched the latest Irving book, I decided to read this....and I read it last night while Brett watched the Notre Dame game...couldn't put it down. It is a incredibly poignant book about that ever-so-delicate relationship between a mother and daughter. "

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About the Author

George Bishop holds an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he won the department’s Award of Excellence for a collection of stories. He has spent most of the past decade living and teaching overseas in Slovakia, Turkey, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, India, and Japan. He now lives in New Orleans.