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Especially Father
Gladys Taber
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Especially Father

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, Reprint edition, 253 pages
Published 1979 by Pine Street Press (first published 1948)
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Jun 09, 2015 Lynn added it
I bought several books written by Gladys Taber off e-bay and Especially Father happened to be in the collection. I honestly didn't know if I would actually read it, but having read a Harvest of Yesterdays (also by Gladys Taber) my interest in her family life led me to read this book. It was an interesting read for sure as Gladys' father was quite a character. Unfortunately he was quite selfish and impatient as well and it left me wondering how his wife and daughter could have stood to live with ...more
Enjoy every book I have read by this author. Very true to the time.

Interesting book for sure. Glady's father is quite a character! I believe he is the reason the phrase "can't make this stuff up" was coined! The story got a bit long and drawn out in the middle and the father was rather unpleasant in my opinion but overall an enjoyable read.
Wonderfully evocative character sketches of the author's father -- who was in my opinion perhaps brilliant in many ways but thoroughly disgusting overall in character I sped through the last half just to finish -- stubborn silly reader that I can sometimes be
Copyright 1948. Such a sweet woman. I look for her books all the time in book shops.
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A prolific author whose output includes plays, essays, memoirs and fiction, Gladys Taber (1899 – 1980) is perhaps best recalled for a series of books and columns about her life at Stillmeadow, a 17th-century farmhouse in Southbury, Connecticut.

Born Gladys Bagg on April 12, 1899 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she was the middle child and only one to survive to adulthood. Her parents were Rufus Math
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The Book of Stillmeadow (Stillmeadow, #2) The Stillmeadow Road (Stillmeadow Series, #7) My Own Cape Cod Stillmeadow Sampler (Stillmeadow Series, #6) Stillmeadow Daybook (Stillmeadow Series, #5)

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