My Father s Daughter
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|Author||: Loretta Ogboro-Okor|
In a world where values are fast eroding, Loretta seeks to share her unique experience growing up in Benin, Nigeria, with her Father, a man who had a lot to teach. My Father's Daughter is a true inspirational story of the experiences of a little girl, a young lady and a grown woman, seeing the world as it could be, through her daddy's eyes, experiencing the world as it is after he was no more, the betrayals, the hardships, the resolute resolve, and finally, a tale of love, of a woman accomplished, drawing from the strength of character instilled in her by her loving father, so many years ago.My Father's Daughter is a timely guide, a recollection of old age values that are still relevant for success today in family life as well as at work or in business.
|Author||: Hannah Pool|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
What do you wear to meet your father for the first time? In 2004, Hannah Pool knew more about next season's lipstick colors than she did about Africa: a beauty editor for The Guardian newspaper, she juggled lattes and cocktails, handbags and hangouts through her twenties just like any other beautiful, independent Londoner. Her white, English adoptive relatives were beloved to her and were all the family she needed. Okay, if I treat it as a first date, then I'm on home turf. What image do I want to put across?...Classic, rather than trendy, and if my G-string doesn't pop out, I should be able to carry the whole thing off. Contacted by relatives she didn't know she had, she decided to visit Eritrea, the war-torn African country of her birth, and answer for herself the daunting questions every adopted child asks. Imagine what it's like to never have seen another woman or man from your own family. To spend your life looking for clues in the faces of strangers...We all need to know why we were given up. What Hannah Pool learned on her journey forms a narrative of insight, wisdom, wit, and warmth beyond all expectations. When I stepped off the plane in Asmara, I had no idea what lay ahead, or how those events would change me, and if I'd thought about it too hard I probably wouldn't have gotten farther than the baggage claim. A story that will "send shivers down [your] spine," (The Bookseller), My Fathers' Daughter follows Hannah Pool's brave and heartbreaking return to Africa to meet the family she lost -- and the father she thought was dead.
|Author||: Hannah Pool|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
In 1974 Hannah Pool was adopted from an orphanage in Eritrea and brought to England by her white adoptive father. She grew up unable to imagine what it must be like to look into the eyes of a blood relative until one day a letter arrived from a brother she never knew she had. Not knowing what to do with the letter, Hannah hid it away. But she was unable to forget it, and ten years later she finally decided to track down her surviving Eritrean family and embarked upon a journey that would take her far from the comfort zone of her metropolitan lifestye to confront the poverty and oppression of a life that could so easily have been her own.
|Author||: Beezy Marsh|
|Editor||: Pan Macmillan|
From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a moving true story of two women fighting to survive scandal, poverty and war. When Annie marries Harry after years of heartache in a London slum she believes she's found her happy ever after. But the horrors of the Blitz soon threaten everything they hold dear. The terrible sights Harry witnesses as an air raid warden bring back traumatic memories of his time during the First World War. Suddenly Annie finds herself struggling to cope not only with life in wartime and two little children, but also with a husband who seems like a stranger. Kitty has always been protective of her little brother Harry. Hiding the scandal about their father from the world was the only way to survive as they were growing up in Newcastle. But when she discovers Harry too has a shocking secret, she is torn. Meanwhile Annie wonders why Harry refuses to discuss his life before their marriage and why she has never met his sister. Will the truth ever come to light? From the bombed-out terraces of London to the docks of Newcastle, Her Father's Daughter is a moving and poignant true story about the unbreakable bonds of family, and the power of love to heal the worst wounds.
|Author||: Lindy Bruzzone|
My Father's Daughter tells the story of generations of family members who learn to survive harsh conditions of pioneering America and living with Lynch syndrome hereditary cancers.
|Author||: Tina Sinatra|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Frank Sinatra seemed to have it all: genius, wealth, the love of beautiful women, glamorous friends from Las Vegas to the White House. But in this startling and remarkably outspoken memoir, his youngest daughter reveals to us an acutely restless, lonely and conflicted man. Through his marriages and front-page romances and the melancholy gaps between, Frank Sinatra searched for a contentment that eluded him. For the first time Tina writes candidly about the wedge his manipulative fourth wife, Barbara Marx, drove between father and daughter. MY FATHER'S DAUGHTER, with its unflinching account of Sinatra's flaws and foibles, will shock many of his fans. At the same time, it is a deeply affectionate portrait written with love and warmth, a celebration of a daughter's fond esteem for her father and a respect for his great legacy. The world remembers Frank Sinatra as one of the giants of the show business. In this book from someone inside the legend, Tina Sinatra remembers him as something more: a father, and a man.
|Author||: June Tate|
|Editor||: Severn House/ORIM|
From the author of Their Guilty Pleasures: In postwar England, a young woman reopens her late father’s nightclub and faces his criminal past. Southampton, 1945. Food, fuel, and other necessities continue to be scarce in England, but when former Wren Victoria Teglia reopens her late father’s Club Valletta, it’s an event that excites potential members with the desire—and the money—to be entertained. Victoria can’t help wondering what her father would think. While his exclusive club was once a hotbed of prostitution, illegal gambling, and vice, Victoria intends to run the new establishment on the up and up. But changing the ways of Club Valletta is no easy task. With her father’s former right-hand man as her business partner, the underworld connections run deep. And perhaps most dangerous of all is Johnny Daniels, the handsome son of gangster Big Pat Daniels. Johnny wants a piece of the action . . . and he knows how to be persuasive. Will Victoria be swayed by his criminal charms, or will she manage to maintain her principles? “Tate provides a satisfying ending and suggests dark doings that could prove haunting.” —Booklist “Her Father’s Daughter is an entertaining, light read . . . [that] keep[s] the pages turning.” —Historical Novel Society
|Author||: Angela Bailey|
|Editor||: Xulon Press|
What is your true identity? How was it shaped: through your parents, your friends, a spouse, etc.? Or, is your identity defined by your relationship with God, the Heavenly Father who knew you before you were born and placed in you a purpose that only you can complete in life? For Jessica Rollins, her identity had been determined through the difficult challenges and circumstances she underwent from her birth into adulthood. It wasn't until God found her, through salvation in Jesus, that she came to discover her true identity in Christ. Her story is revealed in the new book by author Angela Bailey, I Am My Father's Daughter, which accompanies Jessica's story with helpful words of wisdom situated in biblical truths. Jessica began her life as one of fourteen children to a single mother involved with a married man. An unfortunate cooking accident led to Jessica suffering second-degree burns on her body...but meeting the man, Mr. Jake, who was her father. Their lack of relationship only intensified Jessica's efforts to find her identity and love in other places, even in sex trafficking on the streets of Tennessee. Despite her circumstances, Jessica continued to pray to God for Him to love her and release her from the lies of Satan that had crippled her identity. Little did Jessica know the amazing ways God would answer this heartfelt prayer and bless her with the relationship she desperately needed from her Father. I Am My Father's Daughter is not only a reflection on the journey Jessica endured to realize herself as a beloved daughter of God, but to educate women of all ages in the blessed peace that comes from finding one's identity in Christ. Your identity shouldn't be placed in the hands of any person, place or thing, but in the only hands that can help your identity bloom in its purpose: God's."
|Author||: Shanetris Campbell|
|Editor||: S. B. Campbell|
A puddle. A deposit. A life. Going through life, thinking you're nothing more than a sperm donation. To my father, rap music multimillionaire and First Amendment crusader, Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew fame, that's exactly what I am. My name is Shanetris Campbell. I was born on September 7, 1982. This is the story of my life. Molded by the abuse of my mother and the poisonous venom of my father, I bounced back and forth throughout my childhood from the housing projects of Miami's notorious Liberty City to the luxurious environs of my father's mansions and yachts.
|Author||: Sheila Fitzpatrick|
|Editor||: Melbourne Univ. Publishing|
How does a daughter tell the story of her father? Sheila Fitzpatrick was taught from an early age to question authority. She learnt it from her father, the journalist and radical historian Brian Fitzpatrick. But very soon, she began to turn her questioning gaze on him. Teasing apart the many layers of memory, Fitzpatrick reveals a complex portrait of an Australian family against a Cold War backdrop. As her relationship with her father fades from girlhood adoration to adolescent scepticism, she flees Melbourne for Oxford to start a new life. But it's not so easy to escape being her father's daughter. My Father's Daughter is a vivid evocation of an Australian childhood; a personal memoir told with the piercing insight of a historian.
|Author||: Tanya Glanzman|
My Father's Daughter will help you recognize whose you truly are and empower you to live the life of worth, value, and purpose for which you were created. Having walked a difficult path of abuse and neglect, Tanya Glanzman found healing and true identity in the love an acceptance of her Heavenly Father. She desires to help you face the issues and feelings that you most want to hide and hide behind. Experience the freedom of embracing your own identity and the love of your Father.
|Author||: Yaël Dayan|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
A life of one of Israel’s greatest heroes, as seen through his daughter’s eyes Moshe Dayan was one of the greatest military leaders in Israel’s short history. A child of the first kibbutz movement in British Palestine, he went on to lead Israel to victory in the 1948 War of Independence and to liberate Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War. Dayan was not only a soldier but a politician, an archaeologist, and a larger-than-life figure who helped shape the state of Israel. In My Father, His Daughter, Yaël Dayan, who herself served in the Israeli Parliament, shares an uncensored look into her father’s life and her own conflicted relationship with him. With poignancy and candor, Dayan creates a profound yet nuanced profile of her father. She relates his strong national pride, his boldness in dealing with other world leaders, and his troubles at home to his disintegrating marriage and multiple affairs. As revealing as My Father, His Daughter is of the man behind the myth, it is also a snapshot of a loving relationship between Yaël and Moshe Dayan, and of a daughter’s admiration and respect for a complicated but loving father.
|Author||: Gwyneth Paltrow|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father. As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltrow is an icon of style and good taste around the world. As a young girl eating and cooking with her father, Bruce Paltrow, she developed a passion for food that has shaped how she lives today and strengthened her belief that time with family is a priority. Now in My Father's Daughter, Paltrow shares her favorite family recipes along with personal stories of growing up with her father, Bruce Paltrow. She discusses how he has influenced her in the food she loves, how she involves her kids in cooking, and how she balances healthy food with homemade treats. And, for the first time, Paltrow offers a glimpse into her life as daughter, mother and wife, sharing her thoughts on the importance of family and togetherness. Complete with 150 delicious ideas for breakfast, sandwiches and burgers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts, this beautifully illustrated book includes full-color photos throughout, many featuring Paltrow at home with her family and friends. My Father's Daughter is a luscious collection that will inspire readers to cook great food with the people who mean the most to them.
|Author||: Margaret J. Meeker,Meg Meeker|
|Editor||: Random House Digital, Inc.|
Citing the pivotal role of a father in a daughter's psychological, physical, and spiritual health, a national speaker on teen issues identifies and describes ten virtues that the author believes can be effectively emulated by today's fathers to promote healthy father-daughter relations and overall well-being in young women. Reprint.
|Author||: Maria Elena Salinas,Liz Balmaseda|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Five nights a week, María Elena Salinas looks into a television camera and delivers the news to millions of television viewers. But when the newscast is over, she is like so many other women across the country: a wife and a mother, struggling to find balance between her personal and professional life. When María Elena accidentally discovers her recently deceased father had once been a Catholic priest, all she knew was suddenly thrown into question. Turning her investigative eye on herself for the first time, she begins a long, arduous journey for answers. In I Am My Father's Daughter, María Elena tells the amazing story of her journey to the top amid her struggle to come to terms with family secrets. From her childhood in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of Los Angeles and her adolescent years spent working in a sweatshop, to her astonishing break into network television, along with her coverage of some of the world's major events and disasters, Salinas frames her life behind the camera in the same warm and straightforward tone that is her on-air trademark.
|Author||: Madyson Marquette|
I never intended to go into the adult film industry. I never dreamed of being sold for money without my consent. And yet, that's exactly what happened. So here begins my journey. It is one that started with survival, death, heartbreak, drugs, money, sex, and lies... but led to restoration, healing, forgiveness, and an unconditional love so unimaginable it is sometimes disbelieved when spoken of. But it's real. Oh, so real.
|Author||: Benjamin Markovits|
|Editor||: Faber & Faber|
In Fall we see the tentative beginnings of an unlikely romance - between schoolteacher Amy and drifting former graduate, Charles. In Winter we hear how her colleague Howard learns, seventeen years too late, that he has a daughter following a brief fling with collegemate Annie. Spring and Summer tell the story of his daughter's friend Rachel's relationships with her literature teacher, Stuart, and her dying father Reuben. Executed with exquisite sympathy, tenderness and emotional nuance, Either Side of Winter is a moving and elegiac picture of people whose lives are inextricably linked by circumstance, community - and a need to be loved.
|Author||: Tina Sinatra,Jeff Coplon|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Presents a portrait of Frank Sinatra by daughter Tina focusing on his marriage to Barbara Marx Sinatra and his later years.