RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 284336 LA English T1 A mass for the dead. A1 Gibson, William,, PB Atheneum PP New York YR 1968 AB This is written in remembrance of Gibson's deceased parents and in honor of their lives. In reflecting on them he in turn makes it a tribute to parenthood and a dedication to his own children. Gibson's language is striking in its poignancy. Despite the title, this is not a religious work, but a work of love from a child to parent and from the child-become-parent to his own children. Interspersed between the reminiscences of his parents and his childhood, Gibson inserts achingly beautiful epistles to his children for their guidance about life and parenting.--Adapted from barnesandnoble.com.