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Dad: A Novel

Steven Manchester


Story Plant paperback

ISBN:  978-1-61188-308-4

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-945839-53-5

Audiobook ISBN: 978-1-61188-329-9

Publication date: September 14, 2021

336 pages


“Heartfelt and uplifting, Dad is Steven Manchester at his best. An absorbing story of reconciliation, love, and the ripple effects of the past.”

— Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author, Cold River

Three generations of dads, playing traditional roles in each other's lives, arrive simultaneously at significant crossroads. The decisions they make and the actions they take will directly – and eternally – affect each other.


After a life of hard work and raising children, Robert is enjoying his well-deserved retirement when he discovers that he has an illness he might not be able to beat. At 19, Jonah is sprinting across the threshold of adulthood when he learns, stunningly, that he's going to become a father. And Oliver – Robert's son and Jonah's dad – has entered middle age and is paying its demanding price. While reconciling the time and effort it has taken him to reach an unfulfilling career and an even less satisfying marriage, he realizes that it's imperative that he keep it all together for the two men who mean everything to him.


When different perspectives lead to misunderstandings that remain unspoken – sometimes for years – it takes great strength and even more love to travel beyond the resentment.


Dad: A Novel chronicles the sacred legacy of fatherhood.

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About the Author...

Steven Manchester (edited)

Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestsellers Twelve Months, The Rockin’ Chair, Pressed Pennies, and Gooseberry Island as well as the novels Goodnight, Brian and The Changing Season. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning, and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.


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