“I didn’t shed a tear at the funeral of my father. He was a stranger to me,” writes Cari Penner in Finding Father, a new collection of essays by Mennonite women writing about their dads. Penner calls her essay a “love story.” It’s a moving tribute to a man whose affection she often craved. But it is also a mystery, an attempt to uncover more about her father — who grew up on the Prairies among 14 siblings during the scarcity of the 1930s — and why he hid himself.  Read the rest of this story at Broadview…

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