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Even After Father's Day

June 17, 2013 | Soheli | Comments (0)

Hope you all had a great Father's Day -- whether you were the lucky dad getting pampered, or the kids planning for the perfect day!

Father's Day isn't just about one day of celebrating, of course: our dads are often big influences on us every day. They're the ones that will pick you up when you're down, support you in spite of it all... and probably have a really cheesy sense of humour.

One of my oldest memories of my dad is riding on the New York subway when I was very young; we would make up nonsense stories and tell jokes the whole way to my babysitter's house, before he left for work or school. Our subway rides weren't particularly exciting maybe, but they were definitely part of how I think of my relationship with my dad: one filled with a love of stories, laughter, and, well, a lot of long commuting!

If you're interested in picking up some books in your post-Father's Day haze, here are a few, with two famous fathers thrown in! The books I've highlighted below are all specifically about dads and daughters, but there are lots of other fiction books about father-son relationships too.


I most recently read The Professor's Daughter, and really enjoyed its mix of great writing style, and thoroughly engaging story of family and obligation. The Tenth Circle is fast-paced, one of Jodi Picoult's better books (in my opinion!), and includes graphic book style segments throughout the chapters. Mr Shakespeare's Bastard is about Shakespeare (obviously...) while The Sweet Girl tells the tale of Pythias, Aristotle's witty daughter.

Have any fun stories about your dad, or a great dad in your life? Or read a book that showcased a particularly memorable father figure? Share with us in the comments!


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