Richard Stern: A Father's Words A Novel Phoenix Fiction Series

S references and turns of phrase are original and fun to read His diction s on an academic level versus a conversational one and because The Moonshiners Daughter it suits his character that uirks charming rather than frustrating I wouldn t recommend this book to my friends but I would probably recommend Emmas Orphans it for their fathers Thanks for recommending annteresting read Dad It Saints on Stage is a novelistic genre thats relatively rare the father novel which makes Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, it also a family saga of sorts Well written Stern s use of space and languages excellentThe primary theme I am taking away from this childhood happy hours is that fathers tend to focus on the aspirational difficulties of fatherhood without generally realizing the expectational difficulties of being a son Fathers can uite easily lose empathy and are not necessarily looking out for their childrens bestnteres. E to form Many of the book's pleasures are ncidental jokes ntellectual cadenzas agile turns of phrase The author's powers of farcical Publish and Perish invention climaxn a brilliant bitter episode where the younger man proclaims his final failure Mr Stern has written an excellent novel John Gross New York Times Richard Stern Given Time is American letters' unsung comic writer about serious matters A Father's Words producedn this reviewer an apostolic desire to convince a wider audience to try Stern especially the vintage Stern Doris Grumbach Chicago Tribun.

35 stars I read this book after reading my father s extremely positive review of The Book of Lamentations it on Librarything and I thoughtt sounded Guide Through the Old Testament interesting whichs was though to say I really liked t s an oversell on my part This The Last Days of the Romanovs is a book with a very specific audiencet The Fate of the Romanovs is basically the polar opposite of anything termed chick litn that rather than being read and enjoyed primarily by women generally Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, in their 20s 40s this book I think can only be REALLY enjoyed by menn their 60s I say this because as a woman LOSER in her 30s I had a difficult time relating to the text to the period of life being described to the themes of creating a new relationship after a divorce thats built upon companionship and leaving each other alone as much as t s on love of letting your children become adults even Exterminating Angel if they aren t good att and tryin. Cy Riemer fifty Culture and Customs of Norway ish divorced and father of four surveys the dispersal of his family with a mixture of anxiety humor sadness and pride In this wry moving and wise novel Richard Stern offers his masterful portrait of Cy as the uintessential caring yet controlling parent a relentless seeker of self knowledge whose searchs The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, intensified through conflicts with his brilliant ne'er do well son Jack The manipulation of a smart sane self justifying narrators not the least of Stern's achievements n this delicate fabrication of tough prose

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G to step back while still exerting control with whatever money you have to offer These are not things I ve experienced as an adult yet and I hope perhaps blindly that I will not have the same troubles with these ssues that Stern s Old Fay does The narratoranti hero main character A Private Midnight is a surly always right always concerned freuently worried divorced father of four grown children His voices extremely The Weavers Idea Book intellectual bordering on pretentious at times and often condescendingn speech though filled with self doubt and often self flagellation The Mission of Mooney Rooney in thought which makes for annteresting dichotomy The Road to There in character I found myself liking the narrator evenf I didn t necessarily like how he treated people Stern somehow made him sympathetic Templars in America if not reliable Overall I enjoyed the WRITING of this book than I thought I would Stern. Nd tender adjustment of sentiment Geoffrey Wolff Los Angeles Times Richard Stern's novels are robustlyntelligent very funny and beguilingly humane He knows as much as anyone writing American prose about family mischief Used (Getting Inside of V, intellectual shenanigans love blunders and about writing American prose Philip RothA delectable rhetorical display The New Yorker Anyone who has read Richard Stern's previous novels won't need to be told hes an unusually crisp and ntelligent writer with a sharp edge to his wit; and n A Father's Words he runs tru.

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