Where's our Kleenex?
Damn, where did we put our Kleenex?
A Reader's Respite is starting to worry that we're going soft in our old age. We recently acquired a copy of George Bishop's new novel A Letter to My Daughter and damned if we didn't puddle up. This short (only 126 pages) novel packs a pretty big punch.
Written as one long letter from a mother to her runaway teenage daughter, the big mystery here is how a man managed to so completely capture the mystical mother/daughter bond. Bishop is both subtle and insightful throughout and whether you are a mother, a daughter, or both, even the most cynical reader will see parts of themselves reflected on the pages. It's beautiful writing. The ending was a trifle too trite for A Reader's Respite's taste, but we're willing to forgive just this one time.
Now where did we put the Kleenex?
To the FTC Henchman who has been stalking us: This particular book came from the Amazon Vine Program. You wanna piece of them? The giant Amazon machinery eats FTC enforcers for lunch.