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Author Hainey, Michael, 1964-

Title After visiting friends : a son's story / Michael Hainey.

Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Scribner, c2013.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  070.92 HAI    AVAILABLE
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Description 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Michael Hainey had just turned six when his uncle knocked on his family's back door one morning with the tragic news: Bob Hainey, Michael's father, had been found dead near his car on Chicago's North Side of an apparent heart attack. Thirty-five years old, a young assistant copy desk chief at the Chicago Sun-Times, Bob was a bright and shining star in the competitive, hard-living world of newspapers, one that involved booze-soaked nights that bled into dawn. And then suddenly he was gone, leaving behind a young widow, two sons, a fractured family--and questions surrounding the mysterious nature of his death that would obsess Michael throughout adolescence and long into adulthood. Finally, roughly his father's age when he died, and a seasoned reporter himself, Michael set out to learn what happened that night.--Adapted from publisher description.
Subject Hainey, Bob, 1934-1970 -- Family.
Hainey, Michael, 1964-
Journalists -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- Biography.
ISBN 9781451676563
1451676565
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August 15 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: Very compelling read about the author's desire to learn more about his father's death.
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August 14 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: A journey of discovery after Michael's quest to find out how his father died. Both men are reporters and the story takes place in Chicago, which added to the story for me. I read a great review of this book which made me want to read it. This is a well-written book about real people.
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