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Book details
  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • Paperback ISBN:9780988418172

Come Home. Love, Dad

by Shelly Reuben

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There's something akin to James Thurber about this affectionate account of growing up with a father who was also an inventor, a renter of tuxedos, a landlord, a religious man and the writer of extraordinary letters...There's such acute observation in Shelly Reuben's writing that there is never any danger of sentimentality. It's a funny, uplifting, honest book that I shall read and re-read as often as I re-read those stories of Thurber and his family. Peter Lovesey, Awarded Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award by the Crime Writers Association 

COME HOME. LOVE, DAD warmly introduces us to magical mirrors of every color and shape, giant balls of string, brothers wearing Davy Crockett T-shirts, and stalwart lions who guard the entrance to the Art Institute. Shelly Reuben’s description of her father’s escapades in the kitchen, “if flour footprints aren't on the floors and carpets (it) doesn't taste as good,” make you wish that you too, had been there to inhale the smell of his koochen baking in the oven. And interspersed throughout these recollections are the enchanting letters that Sam Reuben wrote to his daughter. Wonderful epistles imparting proverbs, reciting poetry, conveying wit, wisdom, whimsy ... and always ... always letting her know that he loved her, and that he wanted her to COME HOME. LOVE, Dad.
About the author

Shelly Reuben’s books range from mysteries, to fantasy, to memoirs. Her crime novels have been nominated for Edgar, Falcon, and Prometheus Awards, and her adult fable, The Man with the Glass Heart, was a Freedom Book Club selection. Shelly Reuben’s fiction has been published by Scriber, Harper, Harcourt, and Blackstone Audio Books. She writes two newspaper columns, and her books have been serialized in Huntington News and The Evening Sun.