Posts Tagged ‘fathers’

The Outside by Gil Adamson – Dedication

In Adventure, Award-Winners, Books on February 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Gil Adamson dedicated The Outlander:

For Adrian, the good father.

The Outlander, set in rural Montana and Idaho, won the Books in Canada First Novel Prize and the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and it also made the shortlist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. The book wraps you into the story of a young woman on the run. Nicholas Campbell championed it for 2009’s Canada Reads debates.

Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repetance of Samuel Sewall by Eve LaPlante – Dedication

In Biography, Books on November 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Eve LaPlante’s book explores the 17th-century journey of Samuel Sewall – the only Salem Witch Trial Judge to officially and publicly repent for sending twenty innocent women to terrible deaths. LaPlante is Sewall’s great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter, [or his grandchild’s grandchild’s great-grandchild]. She dedicated the biography:

In memory of

Joseph A. LaPlante



Charlotte May Wilson


Wilson is LaPlante’s great-aunt (the family genealogist), and Joseph is LaPlante’s father.

Counterlife by Philip Roth – Dedication

In Books, Novels on November 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

The Counterlife probes Henry and Nathan Zuckerman’s lives and tells their intricate story five different ways. In examining the fragments that make up a full life, Philip Roth dedicated his masterful 1986 novel:

To my father at eighty-five

Roth would win the National Book Critics Circle award (again) for Patrimony: A True Story, which tells the story of his father Hermann.

Click to see The New York Times’ reviews of Philip Roth’s books.

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb ~ Dedication

In Books, Novels on August 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

Wally Lamb’s 1998 novel I Know This Much Is True chronicles the lives of identical twin brothers Thomas and Dominick. Lamb wrote this dedication in the book ~

This book is for my father and my sons

Lamb has three sons: Jared, Justin and Teddy.

Teddy Lamb. Ha! Adorable.

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison – Dedication

In Black Authors, Books, Novels on August 2, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Toni Morrison dedicated Song of Solomon with one word ~


Read the tales of Milkman Dead, and his sisters Magdalene and First Corinthians >>

Read about her cool dad George Wofford here.

Shit My Day Says by Justin Halpern – Dedication

In Books, Humor on July 30, 2010 at 8:47 am

Justin Halpern dedicated Shit My Dad Says to his father and ~

For my dad, mom, Dan, Evan, José, and Amanda

Thank you for all your love and support.

Dan and Evan are his brothers (ten and eight years older).

Follow Justin and his dad on Twitter and Tumblr for more >>

Here’s a video preview from CBS / Huffington post >>

Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon – Dedication

In Adventure, Award-Winners, Books on July 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

Michael Chabon dedicated his Pulitzer Prizewinner The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay:

To my father.

Chabon’s mother raised him as a single parent. Years after he published Kavalier and Clay, Chabon said this about his dad:

‘My own father had always been an elusive figure in my life. My father-in-law, on the other hand, offered himself completely, without reservation.’

NPR has the complete story (with very harsh comments from readers, haha).

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – Dedication

In Adventure, Books on July 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling’s fourth Hogwarts book, has this dedication ~

To Peter Rowling,
in memory of Mr. Ridley
and to Susan Sladden,
who helped Harry
out of his cupboard.

According to the wonderful HP Lexicon:

– Peter Rowling = JK’s father

– Ronald Ridley = a family friend who inspired the name Ron Weasley. JK Rowling inscribed her dad’s Goblet of Fire copy with this: “Dear Dad, If I had said Ronald (Weasley) Ridley, they would have tracked the poor bloke down… but that’s why Ron’s called Ron, of course!”

See a photo of JK Rowling’s personal dedication (and drawing) to her dad.

– Susan Sladden = a church friend who babysat JK’s daughter Jessica while JK wrote Harry Potter. Thanks to JKRFan for this one!

Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski – Dedication

In Books, sports on June 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s dedications in Soccernomics ~

From Simon:

To Pamela

(who doesn’t know about football,

but knows about writing) for her astonishing tolerance.

And to Leila, Leo and Joey, for all the smiles.

From Stefan:

To my father

We never saw eye to eye,

but he taught me to question everything.

I was rooting for Argentina 🙂

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

In Uncategorized on February 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Stephanie Meyer's book New Moon is dedicated to her dad.

For my dad, Stephen Morgan — No one has ever given more loving and unconditional support than (that which) I have been given by you. I love you, too.

– New Moon (2nd novel in the Twilight series), by Stephanie Meyer.