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Fatherless : a novel



1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : FaithWords, 2013.
Physical Description:
viii, 431 pages ; 24 cm
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The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived: the feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, which intensifies a battle between competing cultural agendas.
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The year is 2042, and the long-predicted tipping point has arrived. For the first time in human history, the economic pyramid has flipped: The feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, and this untenable situation is intensifying a battle between competing cultural agendas. Reporter Julia Davidson-a formerly award-winning journalist seeking to revive a flagging career-is investigating the growing crisis, unaware that her activity makes her a pawn in an ominous conspiracy.

Plagued by nightmares about her absent father, Julia finds herself drawn to the quiet strength of a man she meets at a friend's church. As the engrossing plot of FATHERLESS unfolds, Julia faces choices that pit professional success against personal survival in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world.

FATHERLESS vividly imagines a future in which present-day trends come to sinister fruition.

Author Notes

James C. Dobson was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on April 21, 1936. He received an undergraduate degree from Pasadena College and a Ph.D. in child development from the University of Southern California. He was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and on the attending staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

He was founder and president of Focus on the Family, an organization that produces nationally broadcast radio programs on domestic issues, but is no longer affiliated with the organization because of significant philosophical differences with the new leadership. He is founder and president of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk.

He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family including The New Dare to Discipline, Love for a Lifetime, When God Doesn't Make Sense, Life on the Edge, Love Must Be Tough, The New Strong-Willed Child, Marriage Under Fire, and Head Over Heels.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Veteran Christian authors Dobson (Dr. Dobson's Handbook of Family Advice) and Bruner (The Purpose of Passion) here collaborate on this first installment in a futuristic trilogy in which families and fertility take a backseat to careers and cultural trends. Set in the midst of America's economic demise, the story features Julia Davidson, an award-winning journalist, Congressman Kevin Tolbert, and college student Matthew Adams, each struggling to find moral solutions to their family problems, which in turn reveal the conflicts of the nation as a whole. Bernard Setaro Clark's moderate narration with smooth, passable enunciation is not particularly dynamic but is nonetheless effective, given the novel's powerful themes. VERDICT Christian readers and those who enjoy political intrigue will be engaged from the first dramatic chapter all the way to the novel's sobering end. ["The idea that traditional families hold more worth than nontraditional families is a bit too heavy-handed.... Still, this fast-paced thriller will find an audience with fans of Ted Dekker's suspense novels," read the review of the FaithWords: Hachette hc, LJ 2/15/13.-Ed.]-Erin Forson, Bradford Sch. Lib., Columbus, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.