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Why fathers cry at night :  a memoir in love poems, letters, recipes, and remembrances  Cover Image Book Book

Why fathers cry at night : a memoir in love poems, letters, recipes, and remembrances / Kwame Alexander.

Alexander, Kwame. (author.).


Kwame Alexander shares snapshots of a man learning how to love. He takes us through stories of his parents: from being awkward newlyweds in the sticky Chicago summer of 1967, to the sometimes-confusing ways they showed their love to each other, and for him. Alexander attempts to deal with the unraveling of his marriage and the grief of his mother's recent passing while sharing the solace he found in learning how to perfect her famous fried chicken dish. With an open heart, Alexander weaves together memories to understand his greatest love for his daughters.

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  • ISBN: 9780316417228
  • ISBN: 031641722X
  • Physical Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, 2023.
Subject: Alexander, Kwame.
African American fathers > Biography.
African American poets > Biography.
African American men > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Families > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
American poetry.
Genre: Biographies.
Autobiographical poetry.

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  • 2 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 305.38 ALEXANDER 2023 (Text) 0001012514174 Nonfiction New Reshelving -

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