Your Father has Something to Tell You

by Dave Riese (Author)

What kind of shadow does a family secret cast over the child?

Book Description:​

Mark Aherne is a middle-aged, married man living in Chicago, estranged from his parents due to the bullying from his father that has cast a long shadow over his early life.He receives a desperate phone call from his sister in Boston, who has cared for their parents for many years. She needs help and Mark soon finds himself back home with his sister dealing with their parents’ loss of independence.As he cares for his parents, he remembers the past when he lived with his father’s emotional control over him and the family. Slowly coming to understand why his family has been so dysfunctional, he discovers secrets in his parents’ lives leading to their own unhappiness.In this heartfelt and thought-provoking novel, readers will be taken on a journey of understanding and healing. If you enjoyed the powerful and emotional exploration of family dynamics in “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls, you’ll also find yourself deeply moved by Mark Aherne’s story of redemption.

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The story is very interesting and was told from the perspective of Mark. It captured family life experiences in an enchanting way. The characters are well developed and the book has a good plot that centered on interpersonal relationships within the family.— Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks.com The story moves along at a leisurely pace and eventually reaches a surprising conclusion, and finally a touching end that may leave you teary, but will certainly compel you to think deeply about your own relationship with your parents, about the perils of aging, and about your own mortality. A thought-provoking story that reflects a great deal of insight into family relationships.— Lorraine Cobcroft, Readers' Favorite, 5 star Review

Dave Riese (Author)

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Dave Riese was the winner of the General Fiction Novel for his debut book, Echo from Mount Royal, in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Dave Riese grew up in Massachusetts and attended Bates College in Maine, majoring in English literature. During his junior year, he studied at Oxford University. After serving in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Riese worked at several Boston area companies in computer programming for forty years. Upon retirement in 2012, he had a long talk with himself: “If you want to publish a book, you’d better take writing seriously.” He subsequently wrote Echo from Mount Royal, a novel about a young woman’s strange courtship in 1951 Montreal. He and his wife live north of Boston.

Your Father has Something to Tell You

The story is very interesting and was told from the perspective of Mark. It captured family life experiences in an enchanting way. The characters are well developed and the book has a good plot that centered on interpersonal relationships within the family.— Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks.com The story moves along at a leisurely pace and eventually reaches a surprising conclusion, and finally a touching end that may leave you teary, but will certainly compel you to think deeply about your own relationship with your parents, about the perils of aging, and about your own mortality. A thought-provoking story that reflects a great deal of insight into family relationships.— Lorraine Cobcroft, Readers' Favorite, 5 star Review

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