Friday, 24 July 2015

Lisa Ballantyne - Redemption Road blog tour.

It is my stop on the Lisa Ballantyne's blog tour for Redemption Road, I have been lucky enough to have a guest post from Lisa. She has stopped by with her top five father daughter books. Make sure you stop by soon to check out my review of this books too. 


1) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 
Atticus embodies masculinity while encouraging fairness, independence and equality. 

2) Amongst Women - John McGahern - 
The oppression is stifling in this novel, as a brooding and volatile father tyrannises his daughters on their secluded rural farm after their mother has died. 

3) We Were the Mulvaneys - Joyce Carol Oates 
This novel has stayed with me for years. The father's heartbreaking refusal to forgive Maryann is bound up in his failure to see his daughter as an independent woman. The father is the true villain of this piece as his grief at his daughter's loss of innocence destroys the whole family.

4) Empire Falls - Richard Russo 
For me, Miles's relationship with his teenage daughter, Tick, was this novel's heart. 

5) The Child in TIme - Ian McEwan. 
The child Kate is ever-present but indistinct in this wonderful novel about a father's longing and grief and the relative nature of time. 

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