Are You Ready for Father's Day?
We had a word with Larry to discover this year's best books for Father's Day. What Larry likes to call "the books that Dads will actually want to read"! And don't forget, we also have cards and gifts!
Fascinating thriller about choices and potential. Jason Dessen wakes up in a parallel world where he is no longer a physics professor, but a genius who has discovered something incredible. His wife is not his wife, and his son was never born. Can he find his way back to his real life? And what about his incredible discovery?
Gripping thriller and the second installment in the Orphan X Series. Assassin Evan Smook has escaped the program that trained him and disappeared as the Nowhere Man. But now he has been kidnapped. It seems that his captors have no idea what they have captured, or how deadly he is.
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Does Dad like to know something about everything? This is the book that will teach him about astrophysics! Best-selling author and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson delivers astrophysics into short, fascinating chapters leavened with wit. The entire universe, reduced into one book.
Last Days of Night
Random House, $17.00
New out in paperback, this thriller is based on the true story of the figures who brought electric light to America. Young lawyer Paul Crovath is chosen to defend George Westinghouse in a court case brought by Thomas Edison to prove who invented the lightbulb. Edison is a dangerous opponent, but Paul is determined to win. This novel is full of intrigue, both inside and outside the courtroom.
Meticulous research and excellent writing bring to life one of the most lethal battles in history, when a combination of advancing Chinese troops and extraordinarily bitter weather trapped US forces at Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. Told from multiple points of view, including the US and Chinese commanders, and a US marine.
Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year
National Geographic, $14.99
The title says it all. Look up any day in of they year and find out what bad things happened that day! Misery, poverty and the plain bizarre. Pessimistic fun!
Hearts of Men
Is there a place for honor in the modern world? Two boys, one popular, one much less so, strike up an unlikely friendship at summer camp, and go on to live very different lives. Generations later, their families are brought together by a disaster at the same camp where they met.
An emotional and gripping story from the author of
A Man Called Ove
. Beartown is a tiny, dying town slowly being taken over by the forest around it. The residents are obsessed with ice hockey and the town's junior hockey team, who have reached the national semi-finals. But the pressure on the boys proves too much.
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
St. Martin's, $27.99
Nebraska Senator, Ben Sasse, was president of a Midwestern college and sees the current generation as one that is struggling to grow up, with traditional rituals dying out and parents over-protecting their children against the real world.
Plus, a couple of cute new books for a younger child to give Dad or Granddad:
Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa
Lulu and Grandpa have a day out at the Natural History Museum. But how can they see everything in one day? A wonderful gift for any Grandpa to share with the energetic granddaughter in his life!
Saturday with Daddy
by Dan Andreasen
This adorable book about spending a day with Daddy is now available as a board book, making it the perfect gift for a new father to share with his child.