Happy Father's Day, dear daddies! Mommies and kiddies, please make sure to give some extra-special time to your special man-of-the-house.
I did a Mother's Day round-up, so I decided to find out if I had some good reads about fathers. Sure enough, I do, and here's a nice little collection of stories that feature fathers, fatherhood and their relationships with their children.
Click on the titles to get a full review. Happy Father's Day reading, everyone!
Top Row, L-R:
All Her Father's Guns by James Warner // fiction, satire
Fatherhood in satire featuring Cal Lyte, macho gun-loving venture capitalist, ex-wife Tabytha who has grand political aspirations, and daughter, Lyllyan, who is strangely normal.
I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow by Jonathan Goldstein // non-fiction, humour
Funny male musings about growing old.
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult // fiction, contemporary
A story of a father who leaves his family to live among the wolves.
Middle Row, L-R:
The Book of Madness and Cures by Regina O'Melveney // fiction, historical
A young Venetian woman doctor seeks out her missing father and discovers her father's tragic past.
American Dervish by Ayad Ahktar // fiction
A beautifully sensitive story of a Muslim boy's life and love in today's America.
The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner // fiction
A coming-of-age-story of a young man who steals cars to fill a void in his life.
Bottom Row, L-R
The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden
A heartbreaking novel showing alcoholism at its ugliest and forgiveness at its finest.
Perla by Carolina de Robertis
A young Argentinean woman learns her true identity through a mysterious house guest who seeps of water.
Captain Disaster by Del Shannon // fiction, middle years
To escape the pain of his father's death, Kevin Tobin switches from ordinary 12-year-old to a cool superhero to deal with his life.