Daddy: Reflections of Father-Daughter Relationships by K.E. Garland

I was moved by many of these essays/stories of relationships between fathers and daughters that are fraught with differing kinds of dysfunction. I’m all for anything that might help us learn more about our relationships, especially our early ones and how they affect all our later ones. Sometimes its impossible to see the connections between them, but they might be there anyway. The book is at times emotional to read, and I found myself in tears more than once. I had a very uneasy relationship with my own father, so these stories really hit home with me. I found this to be a book that left me with much food for thought on the subject now, and I’m very glad I read it. I can see a couple of things I could work on myself in regard to letting things go. Very enlightening.


Publisher:  Katherin Garland109 pages
June 16th, 2018
4.5/5 Stars

The Author- Katherin Garland was born and raised on Chicago’s west side. She has spent much of her adult life teaching secondary and post-secondary classes in Florida. Her inspirational short stories and essays can be found in places, such as her personal blog, South Florida Times and For Harriet. Her most recent book, The Unhappy Wife is an anthology of 12 fictionalized stories of real women’s marriages. Her first book, Kwoted includes 100 original and inspirational quotes focused on living a conscious life.


4 thoughts on “Daddy

  1. Thanks Rosemarie. I’m reading another one by this author now and will be reviewing it soon as well. Its’titled The Unhappy Wife. It’s the same format with essays, but it’s about marriage. I just started it, so I don’t have a feel for it yet.


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