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Celebrate Father's Day by reading one of these books featuring a strong father figure. Here's to you, Dad!

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lee, Harper
(also available in paperback, ebook, audio ebook, book on CD, and DVD)

Atticus Finch, a lawyer who defends an innocent man accused solely because of his race, teaches his children Scout and Jem about respect and equality.

The Road

McCarthy, Cormac
(also available in large print, ebook, audio ebook, Blu-Ray and DVD)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a father and his son are left with nothing but each other. Together, they travel to the coast in hopes of finding a better life.


Tuesdays with Morrie : an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson

Albom, Mitch
(also available in large print, ebook, book on CD, and DVD)

A man re-connects with his old college professor in the last few months of his life. Though the two men aren't related, Morrie is a positive role model who teachers Mitch powerful life lessons during their short time together.

Peace Like a River

Enger, Leif
(also available in book on CD)

When Reuben's brother shoots intruders and then flees to escape charges, Reuben's dad brings the rest of the family along to find him (and performs a few miracles along the way)

Blessings : a novel

Quindlen, Anna
(also available as a book on CD)

When a baby girl is dropped on the doorstep of an estate, the groundskeeper, "Skip," decides to care for her.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values

Pirsig, Robert M.

A father takes his son on a motorcycle trip and explores philosophical ideas, such as finding a balance between technology and art.


Robinson, Marilynne
(also available as an audio ebook, and book on CD)

As his health fails him, Reverend John Ames writes his young son a letter. Ames chronicles his own life and writes about his father and grandfather before him.

Silas Marner

Eliot, George

A reclusive man swears off humanity, but finds himself breaking his promise to himself when a little girl appears at his door.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Foer, Jonathan Safran
(also available as an ebook, book on CD, and DVD)

After his father dies in the September 11th attacks, a boy is left with a mysterious key his father left behind. Oskar travels all over New York City in search of the fitting lock.

Last Night in Twisted River: a novel

Irving, John
(also available in large print and audio ebook)

When a boy accidentally shoots the constable's girlfriend, he and his father become outlaws on the run.


A Dirty Job: a novel

Moore, Christopher
(also available as a book on CD)

A neurotic man must raise his newborn daughter alone after his wife passes away.

Light on Snow: a novel

Shreve, Anita
(also available in large print and book on CD)

Nicky and her father find an abandoned baby on a snowy day, while trying to re-build their lives after loss.

Animal Dreams: a novel

Kingsolver, Barbara
(also available in large print)

A woman returns home to care for her father, who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

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