Father’s Day Fiction

Father’s Day gifts tend to get repetitive….the ties, the wallets, the watches. It’s about time to switch things up! We rounded up a list of books that we think will make the perfect gift. Don’t worry – these titles are all dad-approved!


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A Hero of France by Alan Furst

A story of heroes in dark times, this novel is perfect for the history-loving dad. Set in Paris during WWII, A Hero of France thrills readers with a suspenseful story of the French Resistance and the normal citizens who attempt to take down the forces of Adolf Hitler.

Arcadia by Iain Pears

An ex-spy’s writings and visions about alternate worlds begin to blend with reality. Packed full of time-traveling adventures, dystopian worlds, and thrilling spy-related themes, Arcadia will leave Dad at the edge of his seat from start to finish!

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

From the same author that brought you Brokeback Mountain, this novel examines the effects of deforestation and follows multiple generations of the families of two woodcutters. It’s a long one, but the reviews are stellar!


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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

A painter and the four-year-old son of a powerful media mogul are the lone survivors after a plane filled with privileged citizens crashes into the ocean. Was this outcome a set up or just a tragic coincidence?

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

The City of Mirrors is the third and final installment in Justin Cronin’s trilogy, The Passage. This post-apocalyptic read is chock-full of government conspiracies, vampires, and a fight for humanity.

A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin

Milo was born with an incredible gift he didn’t realize he had until he begins gaining recognition. A Doubter’s Almanac is a thought-provoking read that explores a man’s character flaws from growing up as both a genius and a member of a dysfunctional family.


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End of Watch by Stephen King

After a tragic massacre, Brady Hartsfield is left in a vegetative state at a traumatic brain injury clinic with a poor prognosis for recovery. However, there are destructive powers brewing behind his blank stare. Hopefully, Dad is a horror fan!

Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo

Everybody’s Fool is a story about a man named Sully and his life following the news that he only has one to two years left to live. But don’t be fooled (Get it? Haha! #dadjoke), this novel is filled with humor and heartwarming moments as well!

The Fireman by Joe Hill

A horrible plague that disastrously causes it’s victims to erupt into flames is sweeping the nation. When a young pregnant woman is infected with this spore, she must fight to learn the ways of a mysterious man called The Fireman… a man who has somehow learned to control the fire within.


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Smoke: A Novel by Dan Vyleta

In a Victorian society where the ‘wicked’ are marked by smoke and the elite are clean and pure, a group of three students at a wealthy boarding school discover a truth that can cost them their lives. From love and murder to heroes and villains, this read is jam-packed with suspense!

The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

Music lovers and history buffs alike can rejoice! The Noise of Time tells the story of famed Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich during the time period of Stalin’s reign.

Zero K by Don DeLillo

Here’s a story that will get Dad thinking long after he’s done reading. Zero K is a novel about life and death, but it’s neither a dark nor scary read. Jeffrey Lockhart is the son of a billionaire who invests in a secret company where the deceased are preserved for the future where advanced technologies will have the power to resurrect them.


What better way to bond with Dad than by bouncing theories off of each other?! He’ll love that! Do you have any book recommendations for Father’s Day? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments below.






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