Age of Autism Contest: Somewhere Over The Sea by Halfdan Freihow
CONTEST IS CLOSED.
A few years ago I read "Dear Gabriel" by Norway's Halfdan Freihow. And I loved it. It impressed upon me the importance of the father's point of view and voice within the maelstrom of the autism epidemic. This year Autism One included a successful new track just for fathers - who are often overlooked as the Warrior Mothers stand on the front lines.
Halfdan is honest but never maudlin about his son Gabriel. Thank you to House of Anansi Publishing for generously giving us two copies of Halfdan's paperback Somewhere Over the Sea to give to our readers. Leave a comment to enter.
Somewhere Over the Sea A Father's Letter to His Autistic Son from Anansi Publishing is "a beautifully written and deeply intimate work of literary nonfiction, Somewhere Over the Sea conveys the profound love of one father for his autistic son.
By author: Halfdan W Freihow Translated by: Robert Ferguson
Sounds like a wonderful book. I'd love to read it, though it's bound to be a tear-jerker.
Posted by: Heather Rosen | June 04, 2012 at 03:40 PM
My wonderful husband, and the father of Adam, (our wonderful son who happens to have autism)....are in sync with everything. Both are brilliant and funny. They make me laugh all the time. God has blessed us. I sure would like to read this new book and see how another dad expresses his love and devotion to his son. Thank you, Linda
Posted by: Linda Aly | June 04, 2012 at 12:52 PM
I think this is a probably a great book and one that I need to read, but at the same time it would be difficult for me to read - I can't get past the title or the picture on the cover without feeling a million emotions.
Posted by: Randy | June 04, 2012 at 10:13 AM
I'd love to have a copy.
Posted by: Diane | June 03, 2012 at 12:53 PM
as we lost my sons father to cancer last apr. I am mom and dad ,, I would love a copy to read this summer, to steal a few min. away from our reality..thanks candace
Posted by: candace | June 03, 2012 at 09:07 AM
What a great Father's day gift this would be for my son's Warrior Dad!
Posted by: Barbara Bucknam | June 02, 2012 at 11:24 PM
My husband's birthday is June 19th so this would make a great gift. He tries so hard to connect with our son. Thank you for the offer!
Posted by: Michelle Wandrack | June 02, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Would love to win a copy. Looks like a good book.
Posted by: Holly D | June 02, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Wow can't wait to read this one too and I am sure my husband would love to read it. There is so little from a dad's perspective (which is why my husband ate up Rodney Peete's Not My Son.) What a wonderful Father's Day gift this will be for so many fathers!!!
Posted by: Jan | June 02, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Going by the names it looks like I'm the first dad to comment!
Posted by: Carter's Daddy | June 02, 2012 at 05:28 PM
As the father of an autistic child, I am always looking for sources of inspiration to stand at the "front lines" of this War on Autism with my wife. This book looks to be just that, so please enter me in this contest.
Posted by: Cody Jordan | June 02, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I would love to read it and I'm sure my husband would, too!
Posted by: Susie | June 02, 2012 at 04:00 PM
The father's voice in this battle is invaluable. I'm glad to see more books of this type emerging to support all the Warrior Fathers out there.
Posted by: Jacqueline VW | June 02, 2012 at 10:51 AM
I would love to get this for my husband (of course, I'd probably read every word before giving it to him!). :-)
Posted by: Karen Seraphine | June 02, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Norwegians here - would LOVE to win a copy! Just looking at that cover makes me want to cry.
Posted by: Donna L. | June 02, 2012 at 09:55 AM
A great Father's Day gift! Would love to read it.
Posted by: Sonja | June 02, 2012 at 09:17 AM
What a beautiful Father's Day gift this book would be for the fiercest warrior dad ever! :)
Posted by: Lori Orrico | June 02, 2012 at 08:10 AM
This looks like an interesting read. I would love to hear a father's perspective.
Posted by: Jennifer | June 02, 2012 at 06:37 AM