Happy Father’s Day – Books for Dad

This is going out on a limb, but here are some recommendations from Bookin’ with Sunny:

For dads of young kids: Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton.

For history loving dads (fiction and nonfiction): Doc by Mary Doria Russell; The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride; Japan 1941, Countdown to Infamy by Eri Hota; Men of War by Alexander Hawk.

For the military or veteran dads (fiction, nonfiction, poetry): Redeployment by Phil Klay; Phantom Noise, by Brian Turner; Miracle at St. Anna by James McBride; Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

For dads who love animals: H Is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald, Sgt. Reckless by Robin Hutton, Sea Biscuit by Laura Hillenbrand, Coal Black Horse, by Robert Olmstead, Elephant Company by Vicki Constantine Croke; Ape House by Sara Gruen.

For those dads who love science, math, medicine: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot; The Philosophical Breakfast Club, by Laura J. Snyder; The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle by Eric Lax; The Man of Numbers, Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution, by Keith Devlin; God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet; Nevada EMS, A History of Emergency Medical Services in Nevada by Elwood L. Schmidt, MD.

For those thriller-loving tough-guy dads: Ghostman by Roger Hobbs; Among Thieves by John Clarkson; Severed, A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson: The Devil in Silver by Victor LaValle.

We haven’t reviewed too many books for the sporting dads, but here are two: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and 18 in America by Dylan Dethier.

Last, but not least, biographies for your favorite dad: The Old Life by Donald Hall (read, but not yet reviewed, it’s wonderful); The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett; The Peasant Prince by Alex Storozynski.

I’ve linked almost every title to its review in case you’d like a bit more information about the book. Of course nobody’s stopping you from browsing through all our reviewed titles. And remember, you’ve got an entire week before the big day – plenty of time to make use of your local bookstore, or the bookstore in your dad’s neighborhood. – Sunny Solomon

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