Emily Jeanne Miller’s debut novel is told by one Logan Pyle, a young man who’s going through a pretty rough patch. His grad school career is languishing. His father has died. His four-year-old son seems to be regressing to babyhood. Then he catches his wife with another man.
Few men are as widely praised as Mark Shriver’s father, Sargent Shriver, was after his death in early 2011. Thousands of tributes hailed Shriver not only for his great public accomplishments but also his personal virtues.
He was — in nearly everyone’s words — “a good man.” Mark at first misread those expressions as simply the kind of thing you say about someone who’s just died. But he soon realized they meant it. His father was a good man. He talks about his new book A Good Man.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Buzz Bissinger is the father of twin sons, Gerry and Zach. They were born three minutes apart, but during those three critical minutes, Zach’s brain was starved of oxygen and was permanently damaged.
Bissinger’s book “Father’s Day” is about a father trying to connect with a son who is now an adult with the mental capacity of a child, and finding a man to admire.