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Wilmington Star News (NC) - February 20, 2010
“Letter to My Daughter” is a short but gripping novel. Bishop –
who earned his MFA in creative writing at the University of North
Carolina Wilmington – manages to dodge the nostalgia of the
middle-aged and get back to how painful high school really was, in
the '60s or any other time: The first time your heart is broken. The
first time you're really humiliated. The first time you betray
someone you love. What's amazing is that Bishop – a sometime actor
turned globetrotting teacher – is a lifelong, childless bachelor.
Still, he somehow gets into a teenage girl's head and roams around
in there like a native. You believe in Laura; her voice never hits a
-- Ben Steelman
Lafayette (LA) Advertiser -- February 14, 2010
Letter to My Daughter explores the modern relationship between
parents and teens, juxtaposed with the stormy adolescence of the
Baby Boomer generation. As Laura pours out her heart through
writing, we learn of her early heartbreak, when her parents forced
her apart from the young man she loved and the disastrous
consequences that followed. That parental worry about what is best
for a child, a fear that can be both protective and destructive,
Bishop's debut novel will tear at your heartstrings, giving an
amazing insight into the difficult lessons and tribulations of
adolescence, particularly among women.