Parade Magazine recently named Every Father’s Daughter a Top Ten “Sizzling Summer Read” and a Best Gift for Fathers Who Read. Parade is the most widely read magazine in the U.S., with a readership of 54.1 million. Every Father’s Daughter has been excerpted, reviewed or featured in Publishers Weekly (starred review), The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, The Rumpus, The Chicago Tribune, Time Out New York, BUST Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Ploughshares, Booklist, Foreword Magazine, Kirkus Review, Gulf Coast Woman, The Millions, The Clarion-Ledger, Indianapolis Monthly, Nashville Scene, Evansville Living, The Evansville Courier, Grinnell Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine among several other magazines, newspapers and blogs. Professor McMullan and others also discussed the book on NPR stations across the nation.
Since May, Professor McMullan has given readings around the country with fellow writers Phillip Lopate, Jane Smiley, Alexandra Styron, Jayne Anne Phillips, Jill McCorkle, and Ann Hood among others. As a result of the book’s popularity, the publisher has created a blog and invites readers interested in writing and sharing their own essays about their fathers. If you are a father, a daughter, or anyone who simply feels moved to write and share, send your work in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor McMullan taught at UE for 25 years and served as the Melvin Peterson Chair of Literature and Creative Writing. She retired in May in order to write full time.