ReadThis asked Joseph O’Neill, Christopher Sorrentino and Jon Meacham for their gift tips for Father’s Day. Just click on the title links to order the books from Richmond, Virginia, independent, Fountain Bookstore. And while you’re at it, tell us which books you suggest.
Golf Dreams, by John Updike.
CHRISTOPHER SORRENTINO, author of Trance, chooses:
The Boys of Summer by Roger Kahn. The original elegiac treatment of the Brooklyn Dodgers — and of baseball — Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer remains both an archetype and a living document, through its commitment to pathos and resistance to sentimentality, and its unstrained metaphoric ability to relate baseball’s pastoral implications to bygone times, disillusionment, and aging.
The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy From 1860 to Now, edited by Harold Holzer. From Walt Whitman to Karl Marx to Barack Obama, a sprawling collection of voices on the Savior of the Union.