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Her mother had walked out when she was six, and now Margaret must reconcile her needs as a woman with the demands of her religious father, in an exploration of filial love
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Gail Godwin is the author of ten novels, three of which were nominated for National Book Awards. A Southern Family and Father Melancholy's Daughter were both NYT bestsellers and Main Selections of the Book of the Month Club. She has been translated into 12 languages. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and letters. She holds a doctorate in Modern Letters from the University of Iowa and has taught in the Iowa writers Workshop, Vassar and Columbia. A native of Asheville, N.C., she now lives in Woodstock, N.Y.Review:
"Ambitious, wise...unforgettable...an engrossingly good read...a novel that explores timeless concerns of faith, love, and morality."--" Atlanta Journal and Constitution"Skillful and memorable...full of surprises...without question, her best to date...a tale so spellbinding the reader hates to put it down...Thought-provoking while it entertains, it lifts the reader's spirits, leaving him or her better for having read it."--" San Diego Union-Tribune"Brilliant...an elegant, intelligent, and necessary novel--the best book yet from Gail Godwin."--" Los Angeles Times Book Review"Haunting...superb...the novel dazzles."--" Philadelphia Inquirer"Remarkable...I don't know more than a few contemporary novels as full of grace as Gail Godwin's "Father Melancholy's Daughter."--" USA Today
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