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Book Launch – Finding Fathers
Jun 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BOOK LAUNCH – FREE ADMISSION!
Join us Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 7 pm in the MHV Auditorium.
Finding Father: Stories from Mennonite Daughters is a collection of stories about Mennonite fathers from their daughters. There will be a special reading by Cari Penner.
“So much respect in these voices. And yearning. And generosity. And love.” —David Bergen, author of The Time in Between and Stranger Finding Father is a collection of stories about Mennonite fathers by their daughters. Written by well-known and first-time writers, these stories illuminate the often close and sometimes troubling relationships that exist between one of humanity’s most precious bonds. From battles over relationships and sexuality, to debates over chores and church, these stories also hold the shared intimacies of driving side by side with dad, laughing, and headed down the road.”
“These intricate, moving tales of daughters and their fathers offer essential story-telling and perceptive reflections on family, faith, and gender relations. They also become a kind of oral history–often lyrical, sometimes melancholy–of Mennonites in the last half-century.” —Jeff Gundy, author of Songs from an Empty Cage: Poetry, Mystery, Anabaptism, and Peace.”
“Finding Father definitely assembles thirteen beautifully crafted reflections on fathers by their variously accomplished daughters. While each story is unique, the collection as a whole explores the powerful and complex effects on a daughter of being acknowledged, understood, encouraged, and loved by her father.” —Kathleen Venema, author of Bird-Bent Grass: A Memoir, in Pieces.”
“A rich collection of emotionally evocative, sensitive narratives exploring the often complicated primal relationship between a daughter and father.” —Bruce L. Guenther, author of The Altester