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Thursday, November 11, 2010

First Impressions: Bobo's Daughter by Bonnie Barnett

Synopsis from Goodreads:  Bonnie Barnett first met her father at the circus. She was a four-year-old spectator; he was one of the world's most famous clowns, a veteran performer for shows like the Shrine Circus and The Ed Sullivan Show. Though his star persona was always present in the periphery of her life, she rarely got to see him in person, and the inconsistency of her mother, a former clown herself, only increased her loneliness. As she entered adulthood, put herself through college, and sought spiritual fulfillment, Bonnie found herself seeking out her father at every turn. It wasn't until she finally showed up at this doorstep that he stopped being a larger-than-life myth and became a very human father, full of faults, regrets, and love. Bobo's Daughter recounts Bonnie's quest for the affection and acceptance of her legendary father--and the lessons she learned along the way. 

My first impression:  I selected this book because it involves a relationship between a father and daughter.  A "normal" father and daughter relationship can be complex and difficult.  Factor in celebrity and it takes on another dimension.

You can read an excerpt

Thank you to Lindsay at Phenix & Phenix for sending me this book to review.  I hope to be able to read it soon and share all of my thoughts about the book. 



At November 11, 2010 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Stacy at A Novel Source said...

oh this one sounds so good!

At November 11, 2010 at 6:46 AM , Blogger Juju at Tales of said...

OMG I seriously love this cover. It is SO cute!


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