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My Father's Summers: A Daughter's Memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Appelt, Kathi

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ISBN 10: 0805073620 / ISBN 13: 9780805073621
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 2004
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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197 pages, hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. B&w photographs. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page to Norma Fox Mazer, Newbery Award winner and author of many acclaimed books for young readers. Clean, bright copy. Record # 410032. Bookseller Inventory # 410032

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Title: My Father's Summers: A Daughter's Memoir (...

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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We saved things for him. My sister Patti saved whatever she could hold in her palm-rocks, pennies, bottle caps. With the pennies she planned to save enough to buy a plane ticket to go see him. How many pennies would it take? Photographs, report cards, jokes, songs, stories, we even saved Christmas. Long after my mother took down the tree, his gifts sat in the corner of the living room.

A beautifully crafted memoir from acclaimed author Kathi Appelt

Told in a series of eloquent prose poems, My Father's Summers is Kathi Appelt's memoir of coming-of-age in Houston, Texas. Without a wasted word, she recalls her faraway father, who is first halfway across the world in Arabia and then across town living a new life. For Kathi and her sisters, there are unknown stepbrothers, a stepmother who drinks gin and tonic for breakfast, and a painful awareness of their mother's loneliness.

By turns heartbreaking and achingly funny-through first kisses, best friends, accidental shootings, and all manner of pets-these poignant remembrances communicate the disappointment and the delight of growing up in a loving, imperfect family.

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Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for young readers. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she teaches writing to both children and adults. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband and their two sons.

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