Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ten top books about fathers

Sam Miller was born and brought up in London, but has spent much of his adult life in India. His books include Fathers, an account of his own father, the editor, writer, critic and academic Karl Miller.

One of Sam Miller's top ten books about fathers, as shared at the Guardian:
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

I read this graphic novel soon after my father’s death, but it still made me laugh. Bechdel’s father has died and is to be seen in his coffin. She rummages, in words and images, through her father’s life and closeted sexuality – as well as their shared interest in James Joyce.
Read about the other books on the list.

Fun Home is among Ann Patchett's best books.

--Marshal Zeringue