The Father's Day Book List

Fathers, love or hate them...

In the spirit of Father's Day, we gather the most important reads from our bookselling elves... It's either a very witty gift, or the perfect excuse to introduce a new read to the bookshelf!

 

 

 

"I've been out with lots of woman who are much prettier than her, better built, with better taste, and more intelligent. But those comparisons are meaningless. Because to me she is someone special. A 'complete presence', I guess you could call it. All of her qualities are tightly bound into one core. You can't separate each individual quality to measure and analyze it, to say it's better or worse than the same quality in someone else. It's what's in her core that attracts me so strongly. Like a powerful magnet."
Haruki Murakami, Men Without Women

 

 

“The history of the world is, sadly, not a pretty poem. It offers little variety, and it is nearly always the unpleasant things that are repeated, over and over again.”
E.H. Gombrich, A Little History of the World

 

"That's what happens when you free people from the restraints of time. They make their own rigid schedule."
Keigo Higashino, The Devotion of Suspect X

 

 

 

 

 

"This was when I saw God. I saw him just like the first time Ma told me that God was everywhere. There He was in the high branches of the trees, there were His eyes staring out of the muddy water. He peered over the bridge and sat with coarse feet dangling over the sides of the high walls. Help, I pleaded with Him as more water seeped into my nose. My throat burned. Please help."
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Balli Kaur Jaswal, Sugarbread

 

 

“Sometimes we can offer a cure, sometimes only a salve, sometimes not even that. But whatever we can offer, our interventions, and the risks and sacrifices they entail, are justified only if they serve the larger aims of a person’s life. When we forget that, the suffering we inflict can be barbaric. When we remember it the good we do can be breathtaking.”
― Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

 

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