I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This book is not only a collection of stories about the authors childhood growing up with her dad, but it is also a story about love and both the heartache and healing that come with it. The author wrote in a way that I felt as if I was there watching each scene. It also really gave me some perspective into what it was like for someone in the LGBTQ+ community from the 30's on which, although I knew about it, didn't really connect with me until I read this book and felt as if I could see it through her father's eyes. It must have been so difficult! Although the author grew up in a different time in history, there were still things that I connected with so well, which I think is a testament to how well she can write. Although there were some parts that were a little dry, for the most part I did not want to put this book down once I really got into it. Well worth the read!