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Father of the Rain
Father of the Rain: A Novel | Lily King
Prize-winning author Lily Kings masterful new novel spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who loves him. Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who's beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life negotiating her parents conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiners basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley is stretched thinly across it. As she reaches adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her fathers fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own separate lifeuntil he hits rock bottom. Lured home by the dream of getting her father sober, Daley risks everything she's found beyond him, including her new love, Jonathan, in an attempt to repair a trust broken years ago. A provocative story of one woman's lifelong loyalty to her father, Father of the Rain is a spellbinding journey into the emotional complexities and magnetic pull of family.
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Suet624
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Lily King, author of Euphoria, has written a powerful book about a daughter dealing with her alcoholic father. From the beginning, as she is let in on the secret that she and her mother are leaving the next day while, at the same time, her father is buying her a puppy and asking her opinion, King pulls you into the emotional trauma of a young child whose family is coming apart. The struggle to love a seriously flawed parent was detailed and true.

kspenmoll This sounds really good. ❤️ 1w
Reggie This sounds rough! 1w
Suet624 @Reggie it definitely had its moments. 1w
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LWagoner
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3.75⭐️. This story was packed with emotions. It dealt with themes of addiction, parent/child relationships & what it means to live a healthy life for yourself. King‘s writing is beautiful & it really caused feelings, thoughts & assumptions to collide.

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LWagoner
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Birthday book haul!

Libby1 Happy birthday, @LWagoner ! 😃 2y
Tamra 🎂🎉🎁🎈 2y
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MoniMaccheronis
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Beim Schattenlesen kam eine neugierige Giraffe vorbei und lugte mit ihrem langen Hals aus/auf meiner neuen Lektüre mir entgegen.

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malloryomeara
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Oof. This book destroyed me. A heart wrenching, perfectly written account of a woman's estranged relationship with her alcoholic father. Please send me more fiction about estranged families (that stay estranged).

Liberty It's the goddamn best. 3y
malloryomeara @Liberty You and @rebeccaschinsky recommended it! I can't thank you both enough. It was exactly what I needed. 3y
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KatrinaRose
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A little mid-week library run to pick me up!

LauraBeth Oh this book sounds up my alley 😀📚 3y
KatrinaRose @LauraBeth Yes it is! This is a stay-up-all-night read. 3y
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AWHill
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I loved this story. The characters are raw and real and unrelenting. If the job of a writer is to make her characters suffer, King does her job well! Heart-wrenching and lovely. I couldn't put it down.

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Liberty
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This book is set during the summer, making it a perfect read for these last few weeks of the season. It is one of the most emotionally wrenching, wonderful novels I have ever read. I ugly cried while I read it. A lot. It was very cathartic. King is a true artist, and I love everything she writes. #Recommendsday

Janet_Rebhan "ugly cried" ? 3y
Jennifer3 Thanks for the review and another book to my TBR list! 3y
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