Sunday Salon: Books For My Father

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads–and your dads, and your kids’ dads  too (if you’re a mom)!

I’ve always appreciated the fact that I had two parents who read. My mother and father had different reading tastes, but they both spent much of their free time with books–and at the age of 83, my dad still does. There’s always a stack of books on his kitchen table, and he volunteers two mornings a week at the Friends of the Library bookshop (where he sometimes gets first crack at choice new book donations).

My dad will read all sorts of books, but there are certain subjects that never miss with him, and I usually start looking for books on those topics in the spring, as Father’s Day approached. This year, I’ve picked out these two as gifts for a lifelong New York Yankees fan:

cover of DRIVING MR. YOGI

cover of DAMN YANKEES

cover of SUTTON (ARC)
Baseball books are always a home run with my dad (yes, I did that on purpose!), but he has other interests too. He was quite fascinated when I told him J.R. Moehringer’s upcoming novel about Willie “The Actor” Sutton, “America’s most successful bank robber” and a fellow New Yorker, so I’m letting him read the galley I brought back from Book Expo before I do. That’s a Father’s Day loan, though–I want it back! (Should I ask him for a report on it that I can post here on the blog?)
The Sunday Salon

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