Great books to give for Fathers Day

A Listmania! list by Andre Gerard (Vancouver, B.C.)
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The Invention of Solitude
1.  The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster
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  "Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood."
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In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness
2.  In the Long Run: A Father, a Son, and Unintentional Lessons in Happiness by Jim Axelrod
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  "By CBS reporter Jim Axelrod, this is a book about a dead fatherís challenge to a son."
£16.10   Used & New from: £0.01

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
3.  Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
The list author says:
  "An extraordinary, highly literary, graphic narrative which celebrates a father in all his obsessions and repressions."
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Almost a Family: A Memoir
4.  Almost a Family: A Memoir by John Darnton
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  "John Darnton's search to discover the father he never knew reads like a Dickension narrative."
£16.69   Used & New from: £0.77
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My Father's Fortune
5.  My Father's Fortune by Michael Frayn
The list author says:
  "This funny yet moving childhood memoir from one of Britain's best-loved writers shows how extraordinary even an ordinary father can be."
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Shadow of Doubt: My Father and Myself
6.  Shadow of Doubt: My Father and Myself by Richard Freadman
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  "This is a thoughtful and empowering account of Freadman's struggles to flourish beyond his father's shadow."
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Fathers: A Literary Anthology
7.  Fathers: A Literary Anthology by Andre J. D. Gerard
The list author says:
  "To read authors such as Margaret Atwood, James Baldwin, Winston Churchill, Annie Dillard, Doris Lessing, and Philip Roth as they explore aspects of their fathers is to open maps of possibility."
£17.24   Used & New from: £6.04
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The Children of Lovers: A memoir of William Golding by his daughter
8.  The Children of Lovers: A memoir of William Golding by his daughter by Judy Golding
The list author says:
  "Imagine growing up with the author of Lord of the Flies as your father!"
£16.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Father and Son (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  Father and Son (Oxford World's Classics) by Edmund Gosse
The list author says:
  "This seminal father memoir "is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.""
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My Father And Other Working Class Football Heroes
10.  My Father And Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach
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  "Beautifully written book about father, class and football.  A must for all football fans."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Winged Seed: A Remembrance
11.  The Winged Seed: A Remembrance by Li-Young Lee
The list author says:
  "A highly poetic yet rigorous exploration of an immigrant father by his wonder struck son."
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The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers
12.  The First Man in My Life: Daughters Write about Their Fathers by Sandra Martin
The list author says:
  "In these essays by women about their fathers, there are lessons for every daughter and for every father of a daughter."
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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
13.  And When Did You Last See Your Father? by Blake Morrison
The list author says:
  "A tough minded, yet tender, often humorous, exploration of the relationship between a son and his complex father."
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Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers
14.  Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers by Roger J. Porter
The list author says:
  "Eighteen powerful father books  are examined to investigate the ethical dilemma's faced by children writing about their father's lives."
£21.50   Used & New from: £9.50

Patrimony: a True Story (Vintage International)
15.  Patrimony: a True Story (Vintage International) by Philip Roth
The list author says:
  "This  profound and heartfelt testament to a difficult father by a brilliant son should be mandatory reading for all fathers and all children."
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Swing Low: A Life
16.  Swing Low: A Life by Miriam Toews
The list author says:
  "This is loving, affirmative triumph of imagination, Miriam Toews enters into her Mennonite father's mind to tell the story of his life long struggle with manic depression."
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Messages from My Father: A Memoir
17.  Messages from My Father: A Memoir by Calvin Trillin
The list author says:
  "Trilling's affectionate memories of a stubborn father shine with love, humour and common sense."
£8.16   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Fatheralong
18.  Fatheralong by John Edgar Wideman
The list author says:
  "Like James Baldwin before him, Wideman looks at how race and racism shape and often distorts the relationships between a father and his children."
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