Five Great Books to Give Dad on Father’s Day

William Bertha

Looking for can’t-miss gift ideas for Father’s Day? The literature lovers at Books & Books in Westhampton Beach have unwrapped five reads dad will love. No more ugly ties!


Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus: Writings 1968-2010

by Greil Marcus

Why Dad Will Love It: In this essential anthology, veteran rock writer Marcus analyzes Bob Dylan, his music and his personality. Rolling Stone says, “No writer has followed Bob Dylan as closely or as passionately as Marcus, who makes the man’s whole career seem like one wild American adventure. And nobody has ever written about Dylan with so much savage wit.” We agree. The ultimate collection for Bob Dylan fans.


The Passage

by Justin Cronin

Why Dad Will Love It: Justin Cronin breathes new life into the vampire myth, creating an un-put-down-able thriller (Time calls The Passage “magnificent”). When a secret project to create super-soldiers backfires, a virus leads to a plague of vampire revenants that wipes out most of the population. Pockets of civilization hold on, shutting out the horrifying creatures of the night as best they can. A captivating, terrifying read that will have even dad sleeping with the lights on.


The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

by John Pollack

Why Dad Will Love It: Entertaining and hilarious, this provocative study of puns is written by a former word pun champion. Pollack shows how puns revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in creating the modern world we inhabit today. A punderful book–anyone with an interest in language will find it fascinating!


Atlantic: Coastal Towns, Seashores, and Waterways of North America

by Jake Rajs

Why Dad Will Love It: Award-winning photographer Jake Rajs captures the towns, fishing villages, lighthouses and dunes of North America in every season. This lavish, limited-edition volume showcases more than two hundred color photographs, from the charm of Nantucket Island to the distant city views of New York’s skyline. A breathtaking collection, with an introduction by Walter Cronkite, that your dad will treasure.



Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner

Why Dad Will Love It: This character-rich and definitive analysis of the financial crisis is a fast-paced, informative read. Reckless Endangerment gets to the heart of the crisis by showing us how the mortgage lending industry used money and political influence to escape regulation, enrich itself and create a catastrophe. Compellingly readable.


Happy Father’s Day…and check out more great books for summer reading!

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