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Utterly taken by surprise I felt his fingers firmly on my elbow as he led me away That was the way it went wasn t it You had to stop wanting something or at least forget you wanted it for a minute before it would come to you on its own Father Melancholy s Daughter is about an Episcopal priest s daughter growing up in Virginia in the 1970s The tragedy of Margaret s life is that when she is a young girl her mother leaves for a few days of vacation which gradually extends to a year away from her family before being killed in a car wreck Margaret is then left alone with her father and an assorted collection of church membersI was drawn to this book for personal reasons My mother was the daughter of an Episcopal priest who also suffered from depression and she also lived in Virginia in the 1970s In fact I m familiar with many of the other Episcopal churches mentioned such as Low Moor Danville etc It was ironic that I selected this as a means of delving into my mother s history since much of the book deals with Margaret trying to discover the mystery of who her mother was Something about Margaret s thoughts reminded me greatly of how I think But of course how you imagine something ahead of time and the way it turns out are always two different stories Whether it s a looked forward to evening or a trip or even just what you will say to someone the next time you see him the real thing is invariably different Sometimes just a little bit different often unbelievably different Why then did people spend such large portions of their days and nights plotting scenarios that they knew from experience would never go off exactly as planned Why didn t they learn Really why can t I learn Wise words MargaretI also really enjoyedappreciated the dynamic between Margaret Ben and Father Adrian I m sure many can relate to the Ben situation a guy being obsessed with you and seemingly perfect but for whom you feel nothing You cannot even feel compassion for the fact that he s hopelessly in love with you All Margaret feels is numb and slightly irritated by his clinginess and refusal to accept no as an answer And God knows I can relate to the Father Adrian situation too secretly pining away for someone who barely knows you exist That s its own particular form of torture I was disappointed that that particular storyline was left largely unresolved Those prove the most disappointing in real life too the constant wondering of what might have been about something that never really wasIn many ways I connected with Margaret and her story because we re in similar life stages post college in a state of becoming rather than solid being struggling to find the plot of our own life narratives And I think in this novel Margaret is torn between taking the lead of her mother s life story or following her father I was pleased with her final decision Real Estate Mistakes is widely recognized as one of the author's most poignant and accomplished novels a bitters. 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Weet and ultimately transcendent story of a young girl's devotion to her father the rector of a small Virginia church an. This was a great book I really want to pass it on to any who love a great novel that has It will be especially loved by Episcopalians or Catholics who understand liturgyand although Margaret story is not a preachy one in anyway the backdrop is the small community in Virginia where her dad is rector It takes her life from age 7 to 22the characters in this book are very well developed lots of plot twists and unexpected turnsAnd beautifully written I am delighted I fell upon this book at our local library


10 thoughts on “Father Melancholy's Daughter

  1. says:

    After several days of ponderation I'm bumpin' this up to 5 stars There were just so many things I loved about it in spite of the two things that almost made me give up on it I find myself already looking forward to re reading it down the road just to savor the best parts I am not the slightest bit religious I'm a unbeliever in the truest sense of the word So I think it says a lot for this novel that I loved it even though it's f

  2. says:

    I picked this book up after reading 50 pages of several novels Initially I was drawn to its slow pace and the writer's precision but I never developed a connection to the characters or the story Many reader's compare the author to Anne Tyler and I agree If you love Tyler you may love this too For me it was a little too plain

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    Utterly taken by surprise I felt his fingers firmly on my elbow as he led me away That was the way it went wasn't it? You had to stop wanting something or at least forget you wanted it for a minute before it would come to you on its own Father Melancholy's Daughter is about an Episcopal priest's daughter growing up in Virginia in the 1970s The tragedy of Margaret's life is that when she is a young girl her mother leave

  4. says:

    Reading this book was so strange for me I kept thinking it was set in England because all of the books I've ever

  5. says:

    This was a great book I really want to pass it on to any who love a great novel that has “” It will be especially loved by Episcopalians or

  6. says:

    This book was either going to be a masterpiece or a disaster There are several dramatic moments that happen during the course of this novel but Godwin doesn’t actually let us see any of them Instead she does that thing that Kazuo Ishiguro does so well letting us figure out what has happened through the stream of consciousness of a narrator who can never actually let her mind settle on the emotionally charged moments of her lif

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    Arguably a candidate for one of the finest contemporary literary novels currently in print Fascinating from the first sentence to the last it has everything you could want in a piece of fiction finely nuanced and memorable characte

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    When have I last read a book that touched my heart on so many levels? Margaret Gower is deprived of her mother at the tender age of six when Ruth Gower leaves Romulus Va for a life with her good friend Madelyn Being the Rector's Wife this decampment caused tongues to wag Margaret is left to be raised by her father Walte

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    I usually don’t write reviews of books except in letters to close friends But I became so connected to this book especially to Walter Gower that I wanted to say a few things on this site Every day when I picked up the book I felt as though I had entered meditation and dharma talk time with my sangha of community Often I whispered “yes” to myself then sat with my eyes closed allowing the wise words from

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    One of my all time favorites The dust jacket barely mentions the book's secondary religious theme it was primarily about a young woman coming to terms with her identity in relationship to her parents But the book is very rich theologically with a fairly traditional theological outlook embedded in a novel of unuestioned credentials as high

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