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My father before me : a memoir / Chris Forhan.

Forhan, Chris, 1959- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch B FORHAN FORHAN (Text) 33946003118010 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/08/2016
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 811.54 FOR (Text) 39391006755795 Non-Fiction Checked out 11/07/2016
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville B FOR (Text) 78551000526858 Biography Reshelving -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 921 Forhan (Text) 31208912457308 new non-fiction Checked out 11/03/2016
Royal Center-Boone Twp. Public Library - Royal Center 811.54 FOR (Text) 75091000027345 ANF - Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Union County Public Library - Liberty Bio For (Text) 34194001126177 BIO Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501131264
  • ISBN: 1501131265
  • Physical Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Forhan, Chris, 1959- > Childhood and youth.
Forhan, Chris, 1959- > Family.
Poets, American > Biography.
Fathers and sons > United States
Fathers > United States > Death.
Suicide > United States.
Irish Americans > Biography.
Catholics > United States > Biography.
Dysfunctional families > United States
Silence > Psychological aspects.
Genre: Autobiographies

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