• …insightful clarity is on full display in Every Father’s Daughter. In McMullan’s foreword—which features a couple of the loveliest moments in the whole book—she talks about the passion for literature she shared with her father.

    Literary Mama

  • Amidst the flotsam and jetsam, the haunting collections of photos and multidisciplinary studies, scathing examinations and, yes, even young adult fiction, Aftermath Lounge sticks out.

    Daily North Shore

  • A treat for daughters, fathers, and anyone who enjoys exploring relationships and their many twists and turns.

    Library Journal

  • a diverse gallery of characters grapple with their lives in Katrina’s aftermath…McMullan opted for fiction to deal with the emotional truths of the lives impacted.

    Chicago Tribune

  • Here are twenty-four ways of looking at fatherhood by an incredible host of writers, including Jane Smiley, Ann Hood and Alice Munro, among others.

    Parade Magazine

    A 2015 "Sizzling Summer Read"
    Best Gift for Fathers Who Read

  • So masterfully rendered, the intonation of the prose carries meaning as noiselessly and effortlessly as a blue heron glides to rest on the sandy shore of Cat Island.

    Gulf Coast Woman

  • …an honest, often heart-rending look at the significance of the father/daughter bond. The compilation’s beauty lies in its contributors’ willingness to express their raw emotions…McMullan’s collection will help women to understand, cherish, or grieve their dads.

    BUST Magazine

  • Each entry is a shot to the chest…Writing a good short story is no easy feat. Writing one consisting of a few paragraphs that not only fills the frame but paints a heartbreaking picture is an awe-inspiring talent.

    Malcolm Avenue Review

  • I’ve fallen in love with a new, fictional book about Katrina, Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan…

    The Fourth Ward Cleaver

  • This anthology is a treasure trove…By turns sentimental and dark, McMullan’s stunning collection has a wonderful purity.

    Publisher's Weekly

    Starred Review

  • McMullan’s selections likely fulfill the wish of many to address the loneliness felt following the loss of a father. “I wanted to read this anthology, but it did not exist,” she writes. Now it does, and readers will be grateful.

    Booklist

  • The work of Katrina fiction I have always wanted to read has arrived…

    The Sun Herald

  • This is a wonderful and devastating book about damage both manmade and natural.

    Jackson Clarion-Ledger

  • Margaret McMullan brings forth a powerful set of stories from 24 women that draws on the commonalities and differences of the father-daughter bond.

    Nashville Scene

  • …rarely do we have the rich detail found in these essays from women writers who responded to an editorial request: ‘Tell me about your father.’…“Every Father’s Daughter” is a powerful gathering of tributes to memory, regret, love and sorrow.

    Jackson Clarion-Ledger

About Margaret

A recipient of a 2010 NEA Fellowship in literature, a 2010 Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, and the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, Margaret McMullan is the author of seven award-winning novels. In 2015, she and Phillip Lopate curated Every Father’s Daughter, an […]

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