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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 My Father's Compass : A Memoir
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'My Father’s Compass is a poignant, moving and at times hilarious memoir celebrating the long life of a man with many roles: country doctor, gardener, seaman, carpenter, welder, French polisher, shipwright, cook, religious Jew and mohel (performer of ritual circumcisions).

'As a doctor, he earned the admiration and respect of the farming community of Leeton, the love of his patients and the esteem of his colleagues. As a man, he inspired all who knew him. Fiercely independent, passionate and always stubborn, he selflessly cared for his ailing wife into his nineties.

'Through the pages of this beautifully written book, Howard Goldenberg records and honours the deep faith, strength and vitality of his father, as well as giving the reader a glimpse into the soul of a tightly bonded family with roots going back to eastern Europe and Turkish Palestine.

'From the naughty escapades of little boys to a tragic drowning, from the joys of sailing to the heartache of helping aging parents, Goldenberg’s love, respect and intense loyalty shine through on every page.

'This book will evoke tears and laughter, grief and joy as it paints an unforgettable portrait of the man who continues to guide and inspire his descendants.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ormond, Brighton - Moorabbin area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hybrid , 2007 .
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      Extent: xi, 212p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781876462482 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Westerly Non-Fiction Review 2006-2007 Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 160-171)

— Review of 'Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair' : A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry Cassandra Atherton , 2006 single work criticism ; The Higher Self in Christopher Brennan's 'Poems' : Esotericism, Romanticism, Symbolism Katherine Barnes , 2006 single work criticism ; Prince of the Church : Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911 Philip Ayres , 2007 single work biography ; Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood Bruce Bennett , 2006 selected work criticism essay autobiography ; Mind the Country : Tim Winton's Fiction Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2006 single work criticism ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell , Darby Jampijinpa Ross , 2006 single work life story ; Prisoners of the Japanese : Literary Imagination and the Prisoner-of-War Experience Roger Bourke , 2006 single work criticism ; Translating Lives : Living with Two Languages and Cultures 2007 anthology autobiography ; The Sea Coast of Bohemia : Literary Life in Sydney's Roaring Twenties Peter Kirkpatrick , 1992 single work criticism ; The Forgotten Children : Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants David Hill , 2007 single work autobiography ; Well Done, Those Men : Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran Barry Heard , 2005 single work autobiography ; David Malouf Don Randall , 2007 single work criticism ; A Story To Tell Laurel Nannup , 2006 single work autobiography ; The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay ; Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007 anthology autobiography ; Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose ; The Melancholy Dane : (A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man) Edwin Wilson , 2006 single work autobiography
Opposite Points of the Compass Frank O'Shea , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 September 2007; (p. 17)

— Review of My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Dad and Me Sarah Bryden-Brown , 2007 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 June - 1 July 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of I Wouldn't Start from Here Andrew Mueller , 2007 single work autobiography ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 June - 1 July 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of I Wouldn't Start from Here Andrew Mueller , 2007 single work autobiography ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography
Opposite Points of the Compass Frank O'Shea , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 September 2007; (p. 17)

— Review of My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Dad and Me Sarah Bryden-Brown , 2007 single work autobiography
Westerly Non-Fiction Review 2006-2007 Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 160-171)

— Review of 'Flashing Eyes and Floating Hair' : A Reading of Gwen Harwood's Pseudonymous Poetry Cassandra Atherton , 2006 single work criticism ; The Higher Self in Christopher Brennan's 'Poems' : Esotericism, Romanticism, Symbolism Katherine Barnes , 2006 single work criticism ; Prince of the Church : Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1911 Philip Ayres , 2007 single work biography ; Homing In : Essays on Australian Literature and Selfhood Bruce Bennett , 2006 selected work criticism essay autobiography ; Mind the Country : Tim Winton's Fiction Salhia Ben-Messahel , 2006 single work criticism ; My Father's Compass : A Memoir Howard Goldenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; Darby : One Hundred Years of Life in a Changing Culture Liam Campbell , Darby Jampijinpa Ross , 2006 single work life story ; Prisoners of the Japanese : Literary Imagination and the Prisoner-of-War Experience Roger Bourke , 2006 single work criticism ; Translating Lives : Living with Two Languages and Cultures 2007 anthology autobiography ; The Sea Coast of Bohemia : Literary Life in Sydney's Roaring Twenties Peter Kirkpatrick , 1992 single work criticism ; The Forgotten Children : Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants David Hill , 2007 single work autobiography ; Well Done, Those Men : Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran Barry Heard , 2005 single work autobiography ; David Malouf Don Randall , 2007 single work criticism ; A Story To Tell Laurel Nannup , 2006 single work autobiography ; The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006 anthology essay ; Sunrise West Jacob G. Rosenberg , 2007 single work autobiography ; A Revealed Life : Australian Writers and Their Journeys in Memoir 2007 anthology autobiography ; Another Country Nicolas Rothwell , 2007 selected work prose ; The Melancholy Dane : (A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man) Edwin Wilson , 2006 single work autobiography
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