The Good Father

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Author: Marion Husband

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909520136

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

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The Good Father explores the nature of fatherhood and the bonds between fathers and their children in a gripping story of love, betrayal and adultery. When Peter Wright's father dies he leaves his entire fortune to Peter's best friend Jack. Over a few weeks in the summer of 1959 the consequences of the old man's legacy seriously affect three men’s lives, Jack, who has brought up his three children alone since his wife was killed, Wright's solicitor Harry, who is trying to rebuild his relationship with his estranged son Guy, and Peter himself, whose friendship with Jack is threatened by his father's death and the terrible secrets he has kept since his return from the Japanese POW camps.The Good Father explores the nature of fatherhood and the bonds between fathers and their children in a gripping story of love, betrayal and adultery.

The Good Father

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Author: Noah Hawley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144473038X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the creator and writer of the Emmy Award-winning series Fargo, based on the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers film. An ordinary boy with an ordinary life stands accused of killing the next president of the United States. WHAT HAPPENED? Dr Paul Allen is a well-respected man. He lives a happy, comfortable life with his second wife and their family. Until the night when a knock at the door blows his world apart: a hugely popular presidential candidate has been shot, and they say the young man who pulled the trigger is Paul's son. Daniel, the only child from his first, failed marriage, was always a good kid and Paul is convinced his quiet boy is not capable of murder. Overwhelmed by a vortex of feelings, Paul embarks on a mission to understand what happened and why. Following the trail of his son's journey across America, he is forced to re-examine his life as a husband and a parent, and every decision he ever made. What follows is a powerfully emotional and suspense-filled quest that keeps you guessing to the very end. 'Monsters don't just become monsters, after all.'

The Good Father

On Men, Masculinity, and Life in the Family

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Author: Mark O'Connell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439104182

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Fathering is one of the most basic and profound human activities. Yet in addition to its many joys, fatherhood is often freighted with longing, sadness, anger, and misunderstanding. Most of us, men and women alike, are acutely aware of how difficult it is to father well, year after year, until, and even after, children are grown. At the same time, the essential relationships between men and women and their children are under stress these days as never before, subject to the pressures of work, money, divorce, remarriage, and adoption. As a result, many fathers struggle with deep uncertainties about their parenting abilities. Meanwhile, society's definitions of masculinity appear ever more fluid, negotiable, and unreachable in today's media-saturated culture, which endlessly exposes men (and women) to a stream of images celebrating violence, war, hypermasculinity, athletic ability, corporate competition, alternative life-styles, "metrosexuality," and triumphant materialism. Who, men might rightfully ask, are we expected to be? Do various pop-cultural definitions of masculinity really reflect what it is to be a man? What in men's true natures helps them be good fathers? Can aggression be useful? What masculine traits do fathers need to guard -- and guard against? How do men love their children, and how is being a father very different from and no less essential than being a mother? And how can women understand how men experience fatherhood? This is the rich social reality that Dr. Mark O'Connell, a psychotherapist and father of three, addresses in his provocative, brilliant, and wise book. Drawing on both his professional case histories and personal experience, O'Connell describes the internal conflicts that many men feel about the difficulties of being a father but which they are often unable to discuss easily. Such issues include questions about authority, discipline, intimacy, physical contact, and sexuality. In ways that are distinctly masculine, O'Connell says, fathers communicate standards, insist on respect for others, instigate necessary confrontations, and even engage in the kind of rough-and-tumble play that enlivens the developing neural structures in a child's brain. O'Connell contends that fathers play a crucial role in conveying the rules, expectations, and inevitabilities of life, and he describes how men can help their families by understanding and embracing their own masculinity. Men are different from women and must be allowed to parent differently as well. The Good Father, however, is not just a very readable book for fathers struggling to find their best selves in relation to their spouses and children. Women will want to read The Good Father as well. All men and women have complex and important relationships with their fathers, whether or not those men were good fathers. Dr. O'Connell reveals how men and women alike bring these relationships to their parenting, and how we so often need to untangle these generational knots. Filled with reassuring common sense, The Good Father opens a path toward happier, more satisfying relationships for the entire family while helping men become the good fathers they deeply want to be.

The Good Father

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Author: Various

Publisher: Tuber Productions Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9810724187

Category:

Page: 92

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“Offenders face an uphill struggle to make good and be accepted back into society. It is hoped that the publication of these essays will demonstrate that they share the same anxieties, aspirations, joys and sorrows just like everyone else…” - Jeffrey ES Beh, Chairman, SACA The Good Father collects short stories by ex-inmates centered around fathers and sons. These essays are a selection from the 2010 and 2011 Essay Writing Competition, held by the Singapore After-care Association (SACA) at the Prison School. At once deeply personal yet universal in appeal, each story is a vignette of regret, hope, pain, and gratefulness. Each piece comes with a stirring illustration in a raw and compelling style by artist Chuan. Started in 2010, the Essay Writing Competition is a platform to encourage student-prisoners to write creatively, engage in social-emotional learning, and reach out to their family members during their rehabilitation journey. It provides a means for these student-prisoners to voice sentiments difficult to express in daily prison life: their hopes, dreams, regrets and fears, encased in stories from both real life and imagination. Though held at the Prison School, the competition is open to all inmates, guided by the principle that every participant can succeed. Two categories exist: Open and Amateur, with the latter for participants holding GCE “N” Levels or lower. Prizes are awarded to the best essays in each category, in the form of NTUC vouchers distributed on the winner’s behalf to his family. Besides forging family bonds, it will also help ease a little of the financial difficulties that many families face when their breadwinner is locked up. Writers in The Good Father are generally Singaporean male, serving sentences of up to 10 years. Some, perhaps, even longer. Though identities cannot be revealed, the book is a powerful testimony to the struggles faced by inmates and ex-offenders—and their need to be loved, embraced and accepted just like the rest of us. The Good Father is published by Tuber Productions, with support from the Lee Foundation, the Prison Education Branch (Singapore Prison Service), Dads for Life (MCYS), and The Patatas. The digital edition is sponsored and powered by Tusitala Books. Find out more at http://on.fb.me/thegoodfather

The Good Father

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Author: Winsome Richards

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606471716

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Alissa is a winsome island beauty raised by her fundamentalist aunt. Simeon is the renegade son of a popular preacher running from the yolk of organized religion. The two become live in lovers, trading their religious roots for a relationship based on their own rules. Eight years later, a curios yearning takes root in Alissa heart, and she is no longer content to feast on "crumbs" when she could be seated at the table. But Simeon has had a full diet of "religious tripe" to last a lifetime. He is not about to submit to the leash of marriage until he is good and ready. As the divine pursuit begins, she must choose between her first love, who will have nothing to do with the hypocrisy of church folks, and the Good Father who wants her for himself. Winsome Richards is a Caribbean native who was raised in a Pentecostal Church. She has great admiration for the ministry of spiritual fathers and mothers, who shepherd the young and vulnerable in the faith. She is an English teacher who enjoys writing, reading and traveling. She and her husband Terence live with their two children Nathan and Zachary in Maryland.

Good Good Father

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Author: Chris Tomlin,Pat Barrett

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718097610

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s new album You’ve heard a thousand stories of what the good King is like. Now discover His great love for your child! Grammy Award-winning music artist, Chris Tomlin, and Pat Barrett (Housefires), team up to tell the story of a little bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King’s love is for them. When Tucker’s friends need help, he goes to see the King who lives in a castle where the door is always open. Tucker wants to take the perfect gift to the King in hopes he will be convinced to help. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of humorous animals filled with advice who leave him confused about what the King is like. He doubts whether the King would be willing to help. Just as Tucker is ready to give up, he meets the King who runs to him with open arms offering love, acceptance, and help. With whimsical art created by Lorna Hussey, this precious story will leave children, young and old, reassured that God is a good, good Father, and they are loved by Him.

The Good Father

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Author: Kara Lennox

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426831684

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Max Remington has a simple credo: stay away from single moms. His little black book is filled with women who have no ties, because he can't bear the heartache that comes from breaking up with a single mom and her kid—he's done that before and once is enough! Now, if only his newest employee, Jane Selwyn, wasn't so appealing. And then there's her adorable toddler… With a child to raise, Jane needs to keep her new day job. But it's her gorgeous boss who's keeping her up nights. Jane knows Max isn't the settling-down type, and she can't afford to let him into her life. Her daughter has to be Jane's top priority. But maybe Max isn't the confirmed bachelor he pretends to be….

The Good Father

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Author: Diane Chamberlain

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 145922695X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A beloved daughter. A devastating choice. And now there's no going back. Four years ago, nineteen-year-old Travis Brown made a choice: to raise his newborn daughter on his own. While most of his friends were out partying and meeting girls, Travis was at home, changing diapers and worrying about keeping food on the table. But he's never regretted his decision. Bella is the light of his life. The reason behind every move he makes. And so far, she is fed. Cared for. Safe. But when Travis loses his construction job and his home, the security he's worked so hard to create for Bella begins to crumble…. Then a miracle. A job in Raleigh has the power to turn their fortunes around. It has to. But when Travis arrives in Raleigh, there is no job, only an offer to participate in a onetime criminal act that promises quick money and no repercussions. With nowhere else to turn, Travis must make another choice for his daughter's sake. Even if it means he might lose her.

The Good Father

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Author: Tara Taylor Quinn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460383087

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Starting over…again It seems a lifetime ago that Brett Ackerman wanted to share his life with Ella Wales. He really believed he could put his abusive family history behind him…until he realized it would always be part of him. Then he pushed her away. Hard. Now Ella's back as part of the High Risk Team at The Lemonade Stand, the unique women's shelter Brett founded. And she needs his help with a family crisis. But even now, Brett can't admit he still loves her. Until one night of passion with Ella turns Brett into the one thing he fears the most—a father.

The 14 Virtues of the Good Father

Navigational Tools for the Father Inside of Every Man

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Author: Bruce D. Edwards JD LLM

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480835846

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

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Recent studies conducted by the National Center for Fathering and National Fatherhood Initiative show that only fifty percent of children spend their childhood in an intact family, and about one-third of all children live apart from their biological fathers. As a father, your involvement is much greater than your mere presence. Fathers must ensure that their deeds exemplify their words in that the father exhibits the behavior he instills in his children. Bruce D. Edwards, JD, LLM, has mentored hundreds of young children, and hes witnessed what it means when they have a father figure in their lives. In his book, Bruce shares impactful qualities to becoming a better father and role model. Learn how to: develop the necessary spiritual awareness to lead and guide children; invest the necessary time and effort to be a great father figure; show affection and love to boost a childs self-esteem; and comprehend what it means to spend quality time with children. Whether youre a parent, grandparent, guardian, teacher, mentor, or an adult who wants to make a difference by cultivating lasting connections with children, The 14 Virtues of the Good Father is a great resource guide to assist in developing and nurturing fatherly relationships.