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June 13: Father’s Day related Freebie: favorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc.
Here’s my Top Ten Favorite Fathers in Literature.
1. City of Miracles; Robert Jackson Bennet. Sometimes fatherhood is sad.
2. Barrayar; Lois McMaster Bujold. It’s tough raising the emperor, and a fragile son at the same time.
3. The Fantastic Mr. Fox; Roald Dahl. He’s fantastic!
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; Jonathan Foer. Even dads not present can have a big effect.
5. Anansi Boys; Neil Gaiman. He’s a terrible father, but entertaining!
6. The World’s Strongest Librarian; Josh Hanagarne. Father and father figures in this one.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee. We won’t talk about the sequel.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; J.K. Rowling. So many good kinds of dads in these books. Hagrid is a favorite of mine.
9. Holes; Louis Sachar. He gets points for trying.
10. The Book Thief; Marcus Zusak. Foster dads count, too.