Books About Dads

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Papa, my father : a celebration of dads

Leo Buscaglia.

Biography, Nonfiction

Popular TV personality and lecturer Buscaglia is certain to attract readers to his latest, a memoir infused with the genuine sentiment of his previous bestsellers ( Personhood , Loving Each Other , etc.) and rich in stories of an enviable family. The author recalls growing up with Papa, Rocco Bartolomeo, an Italian immigrant, and his wife Rosina in Los Angeles. The book is a paean to Papa, ``the near saint,'' who was uneducated but a great teache...

To kill a mockingbird

Harper Lee.

Literary Fiction

Harper Lee's classic novel of a lawyer in the Deep South defending a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many distinctions since its original publication in 1960. It won the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. Most recently, libraria...

Family matters

Rohinton Mistry.

Literary Fiction

Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s,Family Matterstells a story of familial love and obligation, of personal and political corruption, of the demands of tradition and the possibilities for compassion. Nariman Vakeel, the patriarch of a small discordant family, is beset by Parkinson's and haunted by memories of his past. He lives with his two middle-aged stepchildren, Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. B...

The emperor of Ocean Park

by Stephen L. Carter.

Thriller, Mystery

The sudden death of a black former Supreme Court nominee leads to a murder investigation set in the upper-crust East Coast legal community


by Kent Haruf.

Literary Fiction

"Ambitious, but never seeming so, Kent Haruf reveals a whole community as he interweaves the stories of a pregnant high school girl, a lonely teacher, a pair of boys abandoned by their mother, and a couple of crusty bachelor farmers. From simple elements, Haruf achieves a novel of wisdom and grace--a narrative that builds in strength and feeling until, as in a choral chant, the voices in the book surround, transport, and lift the reader off the g...

The brave : a novel

Nicholas Evans.

Historical Fiction

There's little love in eight-year-old Tom Bedford's life. His parents are old and remote and the boarding school they've sent him to bristles with bullies and sadistic staff. The only comfort he gets is from his fantasy world of Cowboys and Indians. But when his sister Diane, a rising star of stage and screen, falls in love with one of his idols, the suave TV cowboy Ray Montane, Tom's life is transformed. They move to Hollywood and all his dreams...

The road

Cormac McCarthy.

Literary Fiction

Cutting for stone

Abraham Verghese.

Literary Fiction, Multicultural Fiction