Theresa Weir; Anne Frasier The Man Who Left

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2013 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER2013 BARNES & NOBLE BESTSELLER2013 AMAZON.COM BESTSELLER2013 iTUNES BESTSELLER~~~THE MAN WHO LEFT is a memoir about the importance of fathers. It's about the men who leave, and the men who stay.
 
It's a familiar story. Father leaves his wife and children and never looks back. Theresa Weir was five when her father left his family for a better life with a wealthy socialite. Many years passed with only occasional and grudging contact by Theresa's father. When Theresa married into a successful farm family, her father resurfaced, but she couldn't help but be suspicious of his awkward visits.
 
Years later, when the aging socialite dies and Theresa's father is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, people expect Theresa to move to Florida to care for him. A daughter's duty.
 
 
This is Theresa's personal story of a strained and painful father/daughter relationship.
 
What does a daughter owe the father who abandoned her?
 
From the editor:
 
THE MAN WHO LEFT could be considered a companion to the stunning memoir THE ORCHARD. But where THE ORCHARD is a dark fairy tale, THE MAN WHO LEFT is pure Middle American gothic, told in Theresa Weir's unadorned yet richly powerful and emotionally resonant style. A story about the burdens of remembering and the costs of forgetting, THE MAN WHO LEFT poignantly chronicles the emotional consequences of betrayal and abandonment by those who are supposed to love us the most.
 
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I doubt I'll ever forgive him. It's not in me to forgive him, but my own sense of humanity won't let me ignore him and his plight.  This would be easier if he were a stranger. Or, if I loved him. If he were a stranger, I could help him without having to listen to stories that pierce my heart, stories of a fabulous life that didn't include his children. If I loved him, I would swoop him up and carry him off to live with me.
Through the wall, I hear him shift in his bed, and I hear the jingle of a dog collar, and I imagine the two Dalmatians curled beside him in the king-sized bed. The walls are pale blue, covered in framed Irene Spencer prints; soft images of mothers cuddling babies. Long white dressers with gold trim are strewn with Eve's ornate perfume bottles and tiered glass shelves of jewelry.  A floral spread covers my father in oblivion, his shape undefined and fragile. He doesn't know it, but he is the man who broke us.
 
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PRAISE FOR THE ORCHARD
An Oprah Magazine Fall Pick
Featured Review in Entertainment Weekly
Number Two on October Indie Next List
BJ's Book Club Spotlight
LIbrarians'  Best Books of 2011Maclean's Top Books of 2011
On Point (NPR) Best Books of 2011
Abrams Best of 2011
Publishers Lunch (Publishers Weekly) Favorite Books of 2011Best Nonfiction of 2011
One Book, One Community Read
Target Book Club Pick, September 2012 Books-A- Million February 2013 Book Club Pick

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR (2013)USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHORBARNES & NOBEL BESTSELLING AUTHORAMAZON.COM BESTSELLING AUTHOR~~~Theresa Weir is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three books and numerous short stories that have spanned the genres of suspense, mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, paranormal, and memoir. Her titles have been printed in both hardcover and paperback and translated into twenty languages. Her memoir, The Orchard, was a 2011 Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the Indie Next list, a featured B+ review in Entertainment Weekly, and a Librarians' Best Books of 2011. Going back to 1988, Weir's debut title was the cult phenomenon AMAZON LILY, initially published by Pocket Books and later reissued by Bantam Books. Writing as Theresa Weir she won a RITA for romantic suspense (COOL SHADE), and a year later the Daphne du Maurier for paranormal romance (BAD KARMA). In her more recent Anne Frasier career, her thriller and suspense titles hit the USA Today list (HUSH, SLEEP TIGHT, PLAY DEAD) and were featured in Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month Club. HUSH was both a RITA and Daphne du Maurier finalist. Well-known in the mystery community, she served as hardcover judge for the Thriller presented by International Thriller Writers, and was guest of honor at the Diversicon 16 mystery/science fiction conference held in Minneapolis in 2008. 

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Theresa Weir is skilled at breaking my heart with her engaging, authentic prose. The Man Who Left can be read as a stand alone, but it can easily be considered a companion memoir to her critically acclaimed The Orchard. An honest and emotional account of Alzheimer's and absence that I highly recommend. ~ Book End Babes~~~

Best of 2012 ~~ L.K. Rigel

Highly recommended:"This book, as everyone points out, is a companion piece to "The Orchard," a memoir about Theresa's marriage. I loved that book and thought it was the best thing I read in 2011. So I was quick to pick up this book which is about the author's earlier life. Again, I found it mesmerizing. I am fascinated by getting behind the doors of America's households and Theresa allows us in to her teenage life here (also, her later life, helping out her elderly father who abandoned the family.)"   Paul LaRosa, author of Leaving Story Avenue

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