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020    9781101885833|q(hardcover) 
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090    BIO|bTANNEN 
100 1  Tannen, Deborah,|eauthor. 
245 10 Finding my father :|bhis century-long journey from WWI 
       Warsaw and my quest to follow /|cDeborah Tannen. 
246 30 His century-long journey from WWI Warsaw and my quest to 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bBallantine Books,|c[2020] 
300    251 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
505 00 |tIts hour come round at last --|tDaddy young and old --
       |tA man of words --|t"I have always felt myself part of 
       that life" --|tEinstein's lover and her sisters --|t"I 
       feel like a Jew" --|t"They can't both be true" --|t"Don't 
       tell anyone your father was a Communist" --|tSex, lies and
       love --|tThe hidden letters --|tFinding my father finding 
520    "A New York Times bestselling author traces her father's 
       life from turn-of-the-century Warsaw to bustling New York 
       City in an intimate memoir about family, memory, and the 
       stories we tell. Long before she was the acclaimed author 
       of a groundbreaking book about women and men, and praised 
       by Oliver Sacks as having "a novelist's ear for the way 
       people speak," Deborah Tannen was a little girl who adored
       her father. Though he was often absent during her 
       childhood, Deborah was profoundly influenced by his love 
       of language and gift for writing and storytelling. As she 
       grew up and he grew old, she spent untold hours with her 
       father, recording their conversations and taking notes. He
       handed her a journal he kept when he was young--and showed
       her another he said she could have after his death, all 
       for the account of his life she promised him she'd write. 
       In this memoir, Deborah fulfills her promise to her father,
       embarking on the poignant, yet perilous, quest to piece 
       together the puzzle of her father's life. Beginning with 
       his astonishingly vivid memories of the Hasidic community 
       in Warsaw that he was born into in 1908, she traces his 
       journey: arriving in New York City in 1920, he quit high 
       school at fourteen to become sole support of his mother 
       and sister, yet attended law school at night and 
       eventually established the largest workmen's compensation 
       practice in New York. In the intervening years, he became 
       active in the Communist Party, then New York's Liberal 
       Party, running for Congress on its ticket. As Deborah 
       comes to better understand her father's--and her own--
       relationship to Judaism, she also uncovers aspects of her 
       father's life she would never have imagined. When she 
       discovers letters from another woman he might have married,
       she is forced to rethink her assumptions about her 
       parents' marriage. Finding My Father is a memoir of Eli 
       Tannen's life and the ways it reflects the near century 
       that he lived. But even more than that, it's about a 
       daughter's struggle to see her father clearly, to know him
       more deeply, and to tell a more truthful story about her 
       family and herself."--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Tannen, Eli Samuel,|d1908-2006. 
600 10 Tannen, Deborah|xFamily. 
650  0 Fathers and daughters|zNew York (State)|zNew York. 
650  0 Jews, Polish|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
650  0 Jews|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
650  0 Lawyers|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
651  0 Warsaw (Poland)|vBiography. 
651  0 New York (N.Y.)|vBiography. 
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