the voice of a father, Nelson Good, intertwines with that of his young
adult daughter, Deborah Good, as he fights the cancer that will kill
him while telling the stories of seven projects, communities, and
organizations (including Washington Community Scholars Center of
Eastern Mennonite University) he has cared about. The resulting memoir
provides an unusual combination of a father’s history-telling with a
daughter’s personal journey of remembrance, loss, and grief.
Comment: “Long After I’m Gone
is, at its heart, a love story.”
“One farmer, four tumultuous
seven hefty projects to build urban communities on a sustainable
scale—this is a story that crosses the generations—a father’s gift that
keeps on giving through his daughter.”
winsome and compelling story tenderly told in the voices of a father
and his young adult daughter, reflecting on his life of creative
service, on roads less travelled , from rural Pennsylvania to
"An intimate, honest, and
of a quiet hero—and a thoughtful meditation on building community in
today's world. Thank you, Nelson and Deborah."
“There is uncanny power in
voices in a specific corner of the world—father, daughter—reflect
honestly on his life against the relentless backdrop of death. When you
finish this book, you will feel that you have been given tools to live
your life better."
Shelving: Autobiography/memoir—religious, Anabaptist, Mennonite; BISAC: Autobiography. RTM: 170 Autobiography; 690 Religion/Ethics.
The Author: Deborah Good is a writer, editor, and, currently, a student and research assistant at Temple University, where she is pursuing a Master of Social Work. Her short essays and poetry have appeared in What Mennonites Are Thinking 2002 (Good Books), Crossroads, The Other Side, and Dreamseeker Magazine.
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