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THE FATHER’S WE FIND
The making of a pleasant, humble boy


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“Charles Ries' novel The Father's We Find reminds me of Frank McCourt's (Angela's Ashes, "Tis, Teacher Man) memoirs with their keen attention to character and strong voice. Ries' characters' voices are ring loud and clear. I can hear them calling, long after putting the book down. Whe
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Kindle Edition, 120 pages
Published May 23rd 2012 by Smash Words
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Diane
Apr 19, 2016 Diane rated it it was amazing
The Fathers We Find is a saga about the types of fathers, father figures, mentors, and leaders who influence and guide us as we move toward the wider world. These figures who are present throughout the narrative, offer fine insights into the importance of adults on a child's life and growth. It is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys spirited, vivid coming-of-age family sagas, spiced with an overlay of religious upbringing, close knit family, and small town interactions all resting upon the ...more
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Jun 30, 2012 Charles Ries added it  ·  (Review from the author)
“Charles Ries' novel The Father's We Find reminds me of Frank McCourt's (Angela's Ashes, "Tis, Teacher Man) memoirs with their keen attention to character and strong voice. Ries' characters' voices are ring loud and clear, I can hear them calling, long after putting the book down. When I read a novel that resonates with my experiences, one wrought with so much care and detail, I know that this is a winner. When characters follow me for days after reading, when I'm sad to see the story end, I kno ...more
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Jul 08, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this memoir type book about growing up in my hometown, Sheboygan , Wisconsin . Author was a grade school classmate of one of my sisters-he really nails the description of the German Catholic hard working folk in our city! I also enjoyed the hilarious descriptions of working on his parents' mink farm.
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Jul 28, 2012 Suzanne rated it really liked it
It is interesting reading about other people and just how their lives evolve. I look forward to reading the next book about his life.
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Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews, and poetry reviews have appeared in over two hundred print and electronic publications. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing. He is the author of The Fathers We Find, a memoir as well as six books of poetry. He is completing work on a second novel titled, A LIFE BY INVITAION. M ...more
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