Books to Celebrate Father’s Day recently posted an article by Joanna Scutts entitled “Our Favorite Writers on Fathers and Fatherhood.” The article describes 6 books that celebrate father-son/father-daughter relationships. Scutts describes the selections as, “funny, daring, moving, and sincere, tackling large issues of race, sexuality, and inheritance alongside the comedy of day-to-day life, these are not sugar-coated reminiscences, but energetic, eloquent evocations of the mysteries of family.” The article contains vivid descriptions of the selected books. All are available to borrow through the Newton Free Library, links to their records in the Minuteman Catalog are below.

The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abott

The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant by Dan Savage

Manhood For Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son by Michael Chabon

Fathers and Sons: The Autobiography of a Family by Alexander Waugh

Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball by Will Leitch


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