Dad: A Novel by Steven Manchester
The Story Plant: September 14, 2021
Generational perspectives on being a dad that benefits everyone.
This novel follows three generations of men and what can be learned from each of them. It’s a story of love, mistakes, miscommunications, forgiveness, and growth. It’s a story all of us can relate to. Written with deep emotion, which is the authors trademark in my opinion, it is very insightful and full of parental wisdom. I’ve read plenty of novels with generations of women. Dads is generational novel about men and it’s brilliant! Their journey is multi-layered and filled with all the emotions as son, dad, and grandfather deal with multiple challenges that almost all of us experience at some point in life. All can benefit from this novel – young, old, male and female. Well done!
“Our job as dads is to raise our children, not keep them.” Dads by Steve Manchester
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Three generations of dads, playing traditional roles in each other’s lives, arrive simultaneously at significant crossroads. The decisions they make and the actions they take will directly – and eternally – affect each other.
After a life of hard work and raising children, Robert is enjoying his well-deserved retirement when he discovers that he has an illness he might not be able to beat. At 19, Jonah is sprinting across the threshold of adulthood when he learns, stunningly, that he’s going to become a father. And Oliver – Robert’s son and Jonah’s dad – has entered middle age and is paying its demanding price. While reconciling the time and effort it has taken him to reach an unfulfilling career and an even less satisfying marriage, he realizes that it’s imperative that he keep it all together for the two men who mean everything to him.
When different perspectives lead to misunderstandings that remain unspoken – sometimes for years – it takes great strength and even more love to travel beyond the resentment.
Dad: A Novel chronicles the sacred legacy of fatherhood.
Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair, Pressed Pennies and Gooseberry Island; the national bestsellers, Ashes, The Changing Season and Three Shoeboxes; and the multi-award winning novels, Goodnight Brian and The Thursday Night Club. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Three of Steven’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He is a multi-produced playwright, as well as the winner of the 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival and the 2018 New York Book Festival. When not spending time with his beautiful wife, Paula, or their four children, this Massachusetts author is promoting his works or writing.
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