Books for Father's Day

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An American marriage : a novel

An American marriage : a novel

Jones, Tayari, author
2018


Autumn

Autumn

Knausgård, Karl Ove, 1968-, author
2017



Fun home : a family tragicomic

Fun home : a family tragicomic

Bechdel, Alison, 1960-
2006


The goldfinch

The goldfinch

Tartt, Donna, author
2013



Last night in Twisted River : a novel

Last night in Twisted River : a novel

Irving, John, 1942-
2009

In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear, and kills her. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, who befriends them.

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Lincoln in the bardo : a novel

Lincoln in the bardo : a novel

Saunders, George, 1958- author
2017


Loving day : a novel

Loving day : a novel

Johnson, Mat, author.
2015


The middle place

The middle place

Corrigan, Kelly, 1967-
2007


One last thing before I go

One last thing before I go

Tropper, Jonathan, author
2012


Pops : fatherhood in pieces

Pops : fatherhood in pieces

Chabon, Michael, author
2018



The reading promise : my father and the books we shared

The reading promise : my father and the books we shared

Ozma, Alice
2011

When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her single father, an elementary school librarian, made a pact to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. Told in a series of vignettes about Alice's relationship with her dad and the life lessons she learned from the stories he read to her.

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Refuge : a novel

Refuge : a novel

Nayeri, Dina, author
2017



Sing, unburied, sing

Sing, unburied, sing

Ward, Jesmyn, author
2017



They shall inherit the earth

They shall inherit the earth

Callaghan, Morley, 1903-1990.
1992


The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead

The thing about life is that one day you'll be dead

Shields, David, 1956-
2008

The author melds personal history with frank biological data about every stage of life, creating an "autobiography about my body" that seeks meaning in death, but moreover, life. Shields filters his frank--and usually foreboding--data through his own experience as a 51-year-old father with burgeoning back pain, contrasting his own gloomy tendencies with the defiant perspective of his own 97-year-old father, a man who has waged a lifelong, urgent battle against the infirmities of time.--From amazon.com.

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Things my son needs to know about the world

Things my son needs to know about the world

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author
2019


Tinkers

Tinkers

Harding, Paul, 1967-
2009

On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's thoughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve.

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To kill a mockingbird

To kill a mockingbird

Lee, Harper, author
2010

Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl.

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The wine lover's daughter : a memoir

The wine lover's daughter : a memoir

Fadiman, Anne, 1953- author
2017